A Facebook phone doesn’t sound exciting OR promising to me.
What’s the big deal?
While it doesn’t sound like it would be great for those who also need their phone for business / work usage, it would definitely garner a lot of buzz from the younger generation. Blackberry has the business / enterprise market, while iPhone and Android cover the rest.
And while we’re on the topic, whatever happened to that Verizon phone that was very… Facebook / Internet centered?
OH YEAH… The Kin. OK. Who bought one? Show your face.
Facebook has been working with INQ for a couple of years because they share a common investor. But that doesn’t mean they’ll actually be releasing a fully branded Facebook phone with them.
This feels much like Facebook’s latest development… “Places”.
Foursquare already seems to have the location based / check-in market majority.
And Foursquare is MUCH better and offers discounts and perks on check-ins.
I hope they do a lot more market research before releasing a “Facebook” branded phone.
Hopefully, they won’t follow in the Microsoft Kin’s footsteps.