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Facebook Phone

Zuckerberg: No Facebook phone for now

July 26th, 2012

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. …

Facebook looks to Apple as it builds the 'Facebook phone'

May 28th, 2012

Facebook has reportedly hired more than half a dozen former Apple engineers as part of renewed efforts to build an own-brand smartphone. According to a recent report from The New York Times, the hires are comprised of former hardware and software engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one engineer who worked on the iPad. …

Welcome back, ‘Facebook phone’

April 25th, 2012

Along with an iPhone nano and an iPad mini, rumors of a “Facebook phone” have repeatedly piqued interest as they come and go. The first round of reports surfaced in 2010, but was shot down when Facebook denied that it was working on its own smartphone with hardware and software partner HTC. The handsets that …

Forget the Facebook phone, survey finds consumers want an Amazon phone

February 17th, 2012

Rumors surrounding a possible Facebook phone have been swirling for years, and the social networking giant has repeatedly denied reports that it is planning to launch an own-brand handset. While a number of industry watchers thought the company would fare well with a Facebook phone, a recent survey suggests that consumers are largely uninterested in …

Most consumers plan to pass on Facebook phone, survey suggests

November 28th, 2011

Thanks in part to the multitude of mobile apps available across every smartphone platform, consumers seem to be uninterested in the own-brand handset Facebook is reportedly developing — security concerns may be an issue as well, of course. According to a recent report, Facebook is working with HTC on a new smartphone code-named “Buffy” that …

HTC reportedly tapped to build Facebook phone, code-named ‘Buffy’

November 21st, 2011

Last year, there were plenty of rumors that Facebook was working on building a phone of its own. Ultimately, a pair of humdrum devices with a simple “Facebook button” ended up hitting the market, and the rumors stopped… until now. On Monday, AllThingsD said it has learned that Facebook is working closely with HTC on a …

Motorola quietly reveals its first Facebook phone, the MOTOKEY SOCIAL

November 4th, 2011

Motorola on Friday quietly published images and details to its website surrounding the MOTOKEY SOCIAL, a feature phone with a strong focus on Facebook. Like HTC’s Chacha and Salsa, this upcoming Motorola phone features a dedicated Facebook button that simplifies the process of sharing images and status updates on the popular social network. The MOTOKEY …

Jefferies: Facebook is ‘best fit’ to acquire webOS from HP

September 15th, 2011

As Hewlett-Packard reportedly toys with the idea of selling off its webOS software division, a new possible suitor may emerge from the dust following the burial of HP’s failed webOS devices. In a note to investors on Thursday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek suggests that Facebook might be in the best position to purchase …

Motorola EX225 could be next ‘Facebook phone’

September 9th, 2011

The Motorola EX225 has been revealed by the Bluetooth SIG and images of the phone show a dedicated Facebook button. The EX225 looks nearly identical to the HTC Status and, like that phone, is expected to offer a fully Facebook-integrated user interface, a 2.4-inch touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keyboard. In August, a report suggested …

AT&T may discontinue slow-selling HTC Status Facebook phone [updated]

August 23rd, 2011

AT&T is reportedly considering pulling the HTC Status Facebook phone from its smartphone lineup due to slower than expected sales. The rumor comes by way of TechCrunch, which reports that it has confirmed the Status’ lackluster sales with multiple sources. AT&T is said to be preparing to discontinue the phone after just over a month …