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Zuckerberg: No Facebook phone for now

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:30PM EST

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Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said what many consumers have long been thinking: That it “won’t make much sense” for Facebook to build its own phone. During Thursday’s earnings report call, Zuckerberg was asked whether his company planned to get into the hardware business to expand its brand further into the mobile realm. After denying that his company planned to make its own phone, Zuckerberg explained that the company was for now content to work with the big-time smartphone players to make Facebook an integral part of the mobile experience for smartphone users and emphasize that “that’s why we’re supporting Apple and working closely with them.”


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.