Are we ready for a Facebook powered smartphone? Do we even want one?
0. phoneArena 30 Mar 2013, 01:26 posted on
So now that everyone is talking about this semi-cryptic invitation Facebook sent out regarding a “new home for Android...
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5. andynaija (Posts: 824; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
I see your avatar it's intersting and funny
59. jcarrigan (unregistered)
id rather own an iPhone than buy a facebook phone. My life doesnt revolve around people liking my statuese and pictures on facebook. And besides as the old joke goes "the more friends you have on facebook, the less you have in real life" :)
30. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Why would you want a Facebook phone? They'll be tracking you more than Apple.
42. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Why would you? It sounds so limiting, Facebook isn't that big of a deal.
54. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
I was just generally asking PhoneArenaUser to EXPLAIN why he doesn't want one, if you had read my comment below then you wouldn't need to bark back at me. Man, 20 dislikes, people aren't the fastest at thinking on PA sometimes.
51. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)
Are you f*cking serious? You DO realize you can get facebook on any smartphone right now, correct? A "facebook phone" would add absolutely nothing to the experience.
2. torr310 (Posts: 784; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Facebook is only one function on the phone... We do other things on the phone irrelevant to Facebook. Why need a Facebook phone?
22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3607; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
That's what i'm thinking. I use Facebook, like everyday...i check and comment on my friend's photos and statuses. But while i can access Facebook from my phone through the internet, i don't really think i need a Facebook phone.
I just want to know what features it comes with that makes it stand out from the rest.
3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
You can use facebook in every mobile. No use i believe.
4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
If Facebook actually made really good FB apps for iOS, Android, Windows, BB10, but they cant. So how could we trust a Facebook "powered" phone.
20. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
did the facebook icon change from rounded square to circle in the invitation card ?1!!!!!???
7. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Get a HTC one and use blink feed! Its more simple.
8. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Only if it is cheap.
10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
useless and wouldn't speak "class". even a Chinese phone would be better than carrying a "F" phone
11. LDC207X (Posts: 27; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
id rather have like a itouch like facebook device. seems more pratical to me. just have EVERYTHING intergrated with facebook...and some new cool things too.
13. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Facebook - no,
phone - yes.
"new home for Android"
if this really is a phone based on Android, its more like "new home for Facebook"
14. CellieCell (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
the day a facebook phone comes out is the day I cancel my account for good! first they gotta stop all the crap with the spam and advertisement....
27. therealestmc (Posts: 180; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Ads is how it makes money. Are you saying you want to use it for free?
15. Nimit_Desai (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
What's next ? Twitter powered phone...then flipboard. ..then pintrest....and so on.....
37. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Duh i dont don't know
17. ras_dent (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)
We need infact a phone with whatsapp as a default messeging service......
43. Igneel (unregistered)
And it should be able to integrate normal text messages into it. Damn, I need a simple unified messenger for all my 'messengers'
18. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
I don't think there is actually any scope for such a device. But at same time you can't measure the whim of some freaky fans they accept everything you throw at them.
21. Jayzee (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)
Did facebook even remember how the twitter peek ( a twitter phone ) has fail ?
25. rizevnarastek (Posts: 347; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Give Facebook even more power, yeah right. Brace yourselfs the Big Brother is coming.
26. lyndon420 (Posts: 3846; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Kids and tween girls rejoicing everywhere.
28. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)
Facebook is boring its full of bs and drama and honestly how cares it be jist another phone probably low end device nothing special
29. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Stick to the network leave the phones for the big guys...unless you have an F shape phone...so when I sell it to idito this F U phone is the best
32. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)
No and you couldnt even give me one. Fb is a joke. Before you activate it you would probably have to consent to giving All of your privacy to fb. All pix post and text would become property of fb. All the advertisement. And all the emails from in your inbox from the tracking mechanism built into the phone. Z should stick to fb and stay out of phone business and wallstreet
33. _PHug_ (Posts: 443; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
I have zero interest in Facebook or their phone
34. roscuthiii (Posts: 2180; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I want a Facebook phone like I want to go down on a herpes riddled stripper after a night spent in a Vegas Champagne Room with an entire professional sports team, and their staff...
35. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
facebook phone?! What's next Twitter Phone?! Instagram Phone?! Facebook TV Facebook Tab?! what the heck is happening to the world?!
36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Dont care or want one. Plus they will track tour every move. The last one suxs so will this one & they will fail so will their stocks.
38. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Dafuq? A facebook phone? HAHA! What a fcuking joke
39. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 44; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)
Android isnt even keeping up with the app so why make a phone?
40. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
s4 or iphone 5s or htc one facebook wao i dont wan so much drama thast why i'm delete facebook
41. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
What difference will this Facebook phone do?
Slightly load pages faster due to having a bigger 32MB or a bigger 64MB buffer size!
Well you can Root you're phone and install an app called VmHeaptool or McTweaker to increase the buffer size to 64MB.
45. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
What a waste time Facebook is ok to use but a phone will be a fail....
46. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think Facebook is not there yet in order to provide a full OS system. Granted there are a few things they have like the contact list (just like your friends), calendar to hold facebook events, birthdays, etc, camera for photo access that is stored directly on facebook. Beyond that, they do not offer apps unless you count the games that are on facebook which is really not anything new nor to write home about. If they got more web apps for the games they have available that might be a plus. Overall though, they have not created a sufficient enough ecosystem to call it an OS.
47. Sprissy (Posts: 149; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I have absolutely no interest in a facebook phone.
48. jroc74 (Posts: 5986; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I see we all mostly agree.....no to a Facebook phone. How is it gonna offer anything new or different than whats out now?
Facebook is available on almost every mobile platform....so why the need for a specific phone?
49. webOSlove (unregistered)
Didnt the HTC Status teach them a lesson?
50. billypunk13 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)
Maybe they should work on making an app for Android that doesn't suck first!!! Seriously... The app crashes constantly, can't load photos half the time, has connection errors... Why would I want a full integrated phone that offers the same crappy service?
52. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
I hope it means a good tablet optimised app too
53. jroc74 (Posts: 5986; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
NOW I see why this could be a big deal:
"Traditionally, carriers have made money by selling packages of minutes and SMS texts. A Facebook phone could eliminate the need to do either of those things through AT&T or Verizon. Facebook has free call and chat features through its Messenger app. It could change carriers' business models altogether; the notion has to have them a little worried."
I dont know much about it....buts thats million of Facebook users that could either lower plans or go data only plans...
58. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 230; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
FAKEBOOK already data-mines EVERYTHING about you and prostitutes that info to every marketer for $$$$. So you need a FAKEBOOK phone so they track you to the toilet as well? If you need to ponder this question for more than a nanosecond, you probably either work for them or own their overpriced, fetid stock (...and on your hands & knees praying for a buy-out ).