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Another sign that making Facebook-centric hardware is a bad idea: INQ Mobile calls it quits

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Jan 2014, 10:59

The manufacturer of one of the first Facebook-centric Android smartphones is closing its business. Its recently-developed apps (which are also related to Facebook) will no longer be available...

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posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:38 3

1. Feanor (Posts: 849; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

I think it is inept to think that just because people are on Facebook, they want Facebook hanging in front of their face constantly. It's not the function of Facebook; I can imagine music-centric, game-centric, even camera-centric gear, because these are things that get people excited. Facebook cannot emotionalize hardware. Having it as an app, or widget is more than enough. And aggregators like Flipboard, HTC Blinkfeed, Sony Sociallife etc. cater those who prefer to bring Facebook to the foreground. More than this is already overkill.

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