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Facebook Tries, Tries Again on a Smartphone

NY Times:
Can a software company build its own smartphone? We may find out soon.

This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant’s making its own smartphone. But another software titan might be getting into the hardware game as well: Facebook.

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Captain Tuttle2029d ago

This thing is going to fail hard.

SJIND2028d ago (Edited 2028d ago )

Whether they be using Android OS? Writing their own OS? This just sounds like a mess to me. I don't see the facebook brand selling phones at all.FB should only do Software, bcoz FB will fail in Hardware Race even though they are recruiting former Apple employers...

KingPin2027d ago

so what will this phone do that no other mobile can.

make calls to facebook friends?
send facebook messages?
keep up with facebook friends?

yeah like those 3 reasons alone are gonna make me buy a phone.

Dogswithguns2027d ago

That does it. I won't buy anymore smartphone.. wasting my money for all this crap.

2027d ago
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