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Microsoft wants to help make the Facebook phone

0. phoneArena 11 May 2012, 20:51 posted on

Microsoft has a warning for Facebook. The Redmond company doesn't think it's a good idea for Facebook to follow the path of Android forks like Amazon and Barnes & Noble in an effort to build the fabled Facebook phone...

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posted on 11 May 2012, 21:04 3

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I would like to see a "powered by windows" Facebook phone. Only if M$ would allow Facebook to skin and customize as they see fit. Windows as a mobile platform has a lot of features and amazing stability that could be built upon. I just wouldn't want it to be a windows phone featuring Facebook. We already have a mango flavored version of that.

posted on 11 May 2012, 22:29 8

4. iluvtrolling (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Skin and it looks like android, ugly, messy, cluttered.

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:33 1

11. GJanee (Posts: 211; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


true that

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:23 6

17. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


You again.....

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:45 2

22. Trolls.Arent.Human (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Luckily, Android is fully customizable, so you can change it if you find it too ugly, messy, or cluttered. If you don't like the look of WP or iOS, the only option is to buy a new phone.

posted on 11 May 2012, 21:39 4

2. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


what does this mean, a facebook OS and a facebook phone?! sorry coz i dont get it!

posted on 11 May 2012, 21:54 4

3. ewardenp112 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2012)


As someone who has had 4 or 5 Android phones (can't remember all) and have moved 3 members or my family to Android, I must say this is a good thing. I just started using WP7 and will try to move all if not all of my family members to Windows Phone 7. I just can't get enought, well.. it needs more apps and I hate it that a few paid apps and music that i bought will now be gone. BUT then, the same thing happened when I switched from IOS to Android. So, yeah, a Facebook Phone, Tablet or whatever with Windows 7 or 8 would make more sense.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:02 3

5. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


If there's gonna be a Facebook phone, perish the thought, then I think a Windows Phone would suit it much better. The people that would buy that type of device aren't phone enthusiasts, and therefore would need a simpler device without lag. WP fits the bill better than Android. Plus, WP is all uniform. All phones would have all the same features. In Android, some phones would be capable of certain things while others are not. That's not an ideal situation for a FB phone.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:05 1

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Awkay bring it on

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:39 4

7. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


it shud be android, ui of wp is fast and gud, but androids ui is better and fast and have gud looks , personally i dont like those single coloured tiles., But those tiles shall look gud in tabs

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:25 2

13. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Fast? lol you better learn the facts

posted on 12 May 2012, 02:33 7

8. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


Your English is not very gud ;-)

posted on 12 May 2012, 02:38 2

10. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


Oh snap, double post.

Anyway, I'd guess the Facebook phone would change the default Metro tiles into Facebook icons instead, but pretty much keep the functionality of the LiveTiles. That and pretty much redesign the wole UI into something Facebook colorish and smaller fonts.

But a lot of functionality from Windows Phone will probably be kept, because to be honest - Windows Phone have the best quick-sharing options of any platform out there. So why slow it down by changing it? :-) So the phone will still be "powered by Windows Phone", although re-designed quite a bit.

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:34 4

12. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


We say™ this is not a bad I dear....?!™

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:25 2

14. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I wonder, why do you always use the 'TM' symbol? o.o

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:22 1

16. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Why do you use the TM for?

posted on 12 May 2012, 10:29 2

21. Trolls.Arent.Human (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 May 2012)


It's a TrollMark, of course.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:32 2

15. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


plenty patents coming..

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:15 3

18. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


Nobody wants a Facebook phone when we have a Facebook App!!!

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:17 3

19. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


horrible idea.

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:20

20. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


if theyre going to make a facebook oriented phone then i want a myspace oriented phone powered by palm. lol

posted on 13 May 2012, 04:03 1

23. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


What's the point of having a Facebook phone? It would make more sense to have a Twitter phone.. But the idea of Windows making the FB phone could succeed.. Definitely not gonna work out if it was Android.. Android has too many things going on already.. Apple would be too exclusive.. BlackBerry is too secure.. Oh well, going back to my point, it would be a non sense to have a phone dedicated for Facebook when in fact the FB app works so well already like it's already part of the phone.. Imagine posting stuff and it says "via Facebook for Facebook".. Spell redundant..

posted on 14 May 2012, 16:45 1

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6232; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Are you serious bro? Look at what HTC did with FB phone and it failed. it's so damn small and ugly looking. Microsoft needs to think again.

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