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The Facebook phone - is it finally coming out?

Is a Facebook phone release imminent?

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 1, 2010 at 01:36 am CDT - 1 min, 7 secs reading time

It has been a long-standing rumor - a Facebook branded phone... well, Facebook has invited press to it's Palo Alto HQ in the US on Wednesday to supposedly unveil some big mobile news. Speculation on this, is of course Facebook will finally release a Facebook-branded smartphone.

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Even some previously top of the mountain mobile King's like Nokia and Sony Ericsson are struggling to keep customers, or release something that stays in the headlines like Apple, Google or Microsoft and their respective phones, or mobile OS's - Facebook is a name big enough in the world to actually do this.

Keep in mind, according to Australian telco's, in Australia alone Facebook could account for up to 80 percent of web traffic on Aussie networks. With Facebook saying they have 150 million of their users accessing their accounts through phones - this is a huge, huge deal.

Although Facebook is considered an "essential" experience on a smartphone, not one of the current incarnations on Android, or iOS "feel" 100% right. One does things better than the other, but then fails at something the former does really well. With a Facebook-orientated phone, this could soon well change.

Could this be why Facebook are holding off on polishing the experience on other handsets? Because they're waiting for a big release of their own? Not long until we find out!

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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