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Facebook Phone: Will you buy one?

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 09:33

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Will you buy a Facebook phone? Well, if the poll which was conducted by a UK-based digital marketing agency is to be believed, 50 percent of those who participated in the survey said they would ‘never’ buy a Facebook phone.

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly working with Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC to produce its own brand of mobile phone. According to people familiar with the matter, Facebook has already hired former Apple Inc. employees who are believed to be working with HTC on the new project.

Tech enthusiasts and bloggers across the world are hopeful that with the technology of HTC and the expertise of people who have worked with Apple in developing iPhone technology, this phone is something to watch out for.

Following are the features which we can expect in the Facebook Phone.

Operating System:

According to past news reports, this phone will run on a modified version of Google's Android operating system jointly created by Facebook and HTC. The phone will offer stronger amalgamation 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.

iPhone features

Reports say that Facebook has hired ex-Apple employees 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 very few buttons. The phone’s camera is also touted to be of very high quality and resolution.

This unnamed Facebook phone is expected to be launched in mid-2013. So till then all we can do is wait and hope for a smartphone that will have the brand value and the technology of both Facebook and HTC.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 21:33
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