Facebook Mobile: Maybe Not?
We had already said the idea of a Facebook phone, designed to browse the site and low cost, to target young people. The idea was launched by the technology blog TechCrunch, which said he had received confirmation from sources within the company, saying that the project has been ongoing for about a year, driven by the amount of market power exercised mainly by Google Android and iPhone. The concern is that Facebook can be marginalized and other social networks to become established.
Facebook denies intention to prepare a cell
However Facebook has immediately issued a statement saying he is not building a phone. Facebook’s approach has always been to make mobile and social applications, pointing to a number of ongoing projects, such as a version of the site in HTML5 and full support for its SDK.
Facebook says that complement its existing mobile platforms operating systems is a good way to promote. But you can understand a certain level of concern about Facebook. Recently , Apple launched Ping, described as a social network for music lovers, and said they had 1 million subscribers in just 48 hours.
The last thing we need now is another system operating laptop and it seems that Facebook is opting to work as deeply as possible with those who already offers this service.
According to rumors it seems that one of the leaders of the project was working on Google Chrome OS, until June, then Facebook attracted by the idea of this project. What do you think?