Monday, May 28, 2012

Facebook Wants To Build A Phone

Want more competition in the mobile space?  Consider this, Facebook wants to be more than a pretty face in the software space, they want to be in hardware too.  Following the  Google lead, Facebook seems to be gearing up to produce its own mobile phone.  While Google bough Motorola Mobility to make its own phone, Facebook "has hired more than a half dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who were on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad, to build the Facebook Phone, The New York Times reports."  First a phone, then an app store.

Is there room for Facebook and can they bring something new to the table?  We love competition so any new entrant means more innovation and that keeps the industry fresh.  Whether they can succeed or not is another question.

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