All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Facebook phone’

Facebook Is Working on a New Phone App

If you’re unsatisfied with the fact that Facebook is not a part of your phone call-making experience, you’re in luck. It appears that the company is working on a new app that inserts the Facebook experience into your actual phone function. It looks like Facebook is working on an Android dialer and caller ID app – but one that uses …

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‘Facebook Phone’ HTC First Getting the Ax from AT&T [RUMOR] [UPDATED]

It looks like the HTC First, the first true “Facebook Phone,” is about to be killed before it really gets a chance to live. According to a report from BGR, the first phone to come pre-installed with Facebook’s Android takeover Facebook Home will be discontinued by AT&T. BGR cites a “trusted source” who says that sales of the HTC First …

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Facebook Home: Here’s A Commercial For It

UPDATE: Was This Facebook Home Ad Altered Because the Original Sounded Way Too Much Like an Eminem Song? Facebook has put out a new video/commercial for Facebook Home, its new Android-takeover experience. During a press event today, Facebook played a different, more humorous video with a tuba playing something vaguely sounding like this Eminem song (which is interesting given the …

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HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99

Today, at their big Android event, Facebook unveiled Home, the company’s new foray into Android. Rather than building a new Facebook OS of sorts, Home is a family of apps that takes over your Android device and turns it into a Facebook phone. With Home, your homescreen becomes one big, photo-oriented Facebook news feed. So, in reality, any Android phone …

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Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone?

Facebook has just sent out press invites for an event at their Menlo Park HQ on Thursday, April 4th. The invites, in true Facebook fashion, are pretty vague. All they say is “Come See Our New Home on Android.” Is Facebook working on a new Android-based OS? Is this about that long-rumored Facebook phone? Well, yes and yes, according to …

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Mark Zuckerberg On Why A Facebook Phone Is A Stupid Idea

Facebook is a mobile company. That’s the message CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent to investors and anyone else who cared to listen to the company’s earnings call on Wednesday. He spent most of his segment of the call talking about the strides the company has made in mobile, and the monetization opportunities that come along with them. The company did announce …

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Zuckerberg: Facebook Phone Wouldn’t Make Much Sense

As anyone who follows it is well aware, the Facebook phone saga has more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Are we, or are we not going to see Facebook develop their own smartphone with a modified OS that focuses everything around the Facebook experience? As of now, Mark Zuckerberg says no. As yesterday’s earnings call, the …

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Facebook Phone Rumors Materialize…Again

Apparently, there has been another sighting of the mythical Facebook phone. Well, at least a sighting of plans to build the mythical product. According to a report from Bloomberg, anonymous sources have confirmed that Facebook is currently working with HTC to build their own phone, which would of course consist of its own modified operating system centered around the Facebook …

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Facebook Smartphone Could Be Released By Next Year

Nick Bilton over at The New York Times technology blog is reporting that Facebook is getting serious about designing and releasing a smartphone. He quotes several anonymous Facebook employees and other Silicon Valley engineers in his report, stating that Facebook hopes to release a smartphone “by next year.” Some of the anonymous engineers cited were evidently sought out specifically by …

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HTC And Facebook Developing A Facebook Phone?

Facebook and HTC may be working together to produce a Facebook-branded smartphone, according to recent reports. Given Google’s continued reliance on Samsung for its own branded devices and HTC’s own steadily dropping revenues, the company needs the kind of boost that a Facebook phone could offer. Citing “industry sources,” DigiTimes is reporting that the phone is slated for a third-quarter …

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