After gathering huge success worldwide as a Social networking Website, Facebook is preparing itself to venture into smartphones field,yes this isn’t a myth.Facebook is in the process of readying itself joining in competition with ,Apple,Google,Microsoft.
According to some rumors and news on the Internet; Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly working with Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC to produce its own brand of mobile phone. According to people involved in these matters, Facebook has already hired former Apple Inc. employees who are believed to be working with HTC on the new project.
Following are the features which we can expect in the Facebook Phone.
The phone will run on a modified version of Google’s Android operating system jointly created by Facebook and HTC. The phone will offer stronger integration with FB’s features than its currently available form in various operating systems like Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and other smartphones.
In sync with FB site
The Facebook smartphone which is expected to have Google’s Android operating system will integrate all of the features and functions available on the social networking site. This means that it will be a fully Facebook branded phone and not like just another Facebook optimized HTC phone.
The entire Facebook’s features will be on the smartphone, where the phone’s contacts, messages and photos can go in sync into a user’s Facebook friends, messages and photos.
Reports say that Facebook has hired ex-Apple employees,who were present in Apple’s IPhone Development to work on this project, which many tech experts believe that it may have many features inspired from the iPhone technology.
How will it look
According to reports, in terms of hardware and looks the phone is expected to appear similar to recent Android and Windows Phone. This smartphone is likely to have a large touchscreen with few buttons. The phone’s camera is also expected to be of very high quality and resolution.
This unnamed Facebook phone is expected to be launched in mid-2013.
A survey to gauge UK Smartphone Consumer Interest on ‘FB Smartphone’ reported that “50 percent of those who participated in the survey said they would ‘never’ buy a Facebook phone”.This maybe a bad news for FB, who is struggling to get into already crowded smartphone market dominance war between Google,Apple,Blackberry and Microsoft.Only time will tell us how long the FB’s social dominance era continues.
[Update -20th July 2012 11:30 AM IST]
However we have the latest Update from Facebook Founder & CEO Mr. Mark Zuckerberg who has put down the above news by stating, ”Building out a whole smartphone wouldn’t really make much sense for us to do”