HardwareLust: Everyone this week was abuzz with rumors that Facebook was building a phone. Paul Amsellem, an industry veteran, wrote a column predicting the “Facephone” in early 2011 in a piece on Mobile Commerce Daily. Ansellem is the president of Mobile Network Group, a Paris-based full-service mobile marketing company. He also launched Phonevalley, France’s first SMS provider.
I recently spoke with him via email on his thoughts about the latest rumors. Here’s what he had to say.