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Friending Your Phone

September 19, 2010 10:23:33.553

I'm skeptical, but here's what Michael Arrington is reporting:

Facebook is building a mobile phone, says a source who has knowledge of the project. Or rather, they’re building the software for the phone and working with a third party to actually build the hardware. Which is exactly what Apple and everyone else does, too.

Here's the thing though - I don't think this is a game they want to play. They would be much, much better off getting someone to work on their Facebook app for the iPhone (and, for that matter, releasing a native iPad app). I just can't see any upside to sinking money into this - unlike Apple, I doubt they'll get full control of the device, leaving them with the glorious diversity that Android suffers with.

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