phone. Of course, Samsung was one of the companies Facebook met with before going with HTC and the First, so this may not come to much.Word has it that Mark Zuckerberg met with Samsung’s Vice Chairman, Lee Jay-Yong at Samsung’s headquarters in Korea, and the two talked about "futuristic business projects". This isn't the first time that Facebook and Samsung have met either, this is actually the third time, and the rumor is that Facebook is searching for a hardware partner to work on a new Facebook
There is always the possibility that Facebook is trying for a less aggressive strategy and trying to get its apps pre-installed on Samsung hardware, which seems like a far more reasonable explanation. The South Korean media feels like it is something more, but we'll believe it when we see it.
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The question i have is..........why?
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:02 PM 6
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I hope it fails much more than the first one did.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:08 PM 7
Facebook seems like the problem is that people are amused by the hardware when the truth is that no one wants a Facebook phone. HTC failed ... twice, so tell me why Samsung is going to succeed? Yes, Samsung is more valuable than HTC but I don't think it'll make people by the phone. We already have a Facebook app that isn't really perfect.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:10 PM 1
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Let me guess, it'll be a another Galaxy.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:10 PM 0
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This is one of the signs that Sammy's marketing team are on panic because they're losing profit. Even their Alpha model doesn't have that appeal to the people. Their phone's hardwares are good but their touchwiz and aesthetics are still stuck in the freezer casings.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:35 PM 3
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Uhhhh Facebook Phone failed, Amazon Phone failed. The trend suggests that..... naw...
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 9:40 PM 1
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The problem with the Fire Phone is that literally nobody was invested into Amazon's ecosystem enough for the lack of Google services not being prevalent. The original Facebook phone only failed because of poor marketing, and I see a lot of people who are really devoted to FB's ecosystem. Combine that with Sammy's name and you have the attention of social media addicts.
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 10:47 PM 1
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Or they could just make a Facebook launcher for those who can't get enough of Facebook? No need to waste money on r&d for a phone that's gonna look like every other Samsung phone with Facebook instead of flipboard
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 11:37 PM 1
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I agree with the last paragraph- nothing screams "Facebook Phone". Facebook may be just working on getting some exclusives or some special services on Samsung phones. I would LOVE to know how anyone could pitch another Facebook phone to any company, much less one in the position of power that Samsung is in. "Let's start this meeting off by saying you her at Samsung owe us here at Facebook for damaging HTC so bad with the last Facebook phone. By convincing your competition to use our product we hurt their bottom line enough to help ensure they were no threat to you. However, here is why this next Facebook phone will be different...."
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:45 AM 0
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Bookmark this page, then look back 2 years later. You all will be wrong again just like with phablets.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 12:52 AM 0
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I think you may have tech-examples confused. Phablets are a hardware device style. They grew out of the response for media-driven consumers. Those that wanted to use software features like gaming and streaming videos or movies needed a group of hardware devices that they could still carry in their pockets (barely in some cases) but allowed for them to take advantage of those media options. Better analogies are rugged phones (still in demand) or 3D phones (which are most assuredly NOT in demand). Facebook is a media service- a software feature. There are apps, launchers, and a good old fashioned internet version which are all allow acces to this service. If you are heading out to buy a phone, why would you pick a hardware device based on software you can acces from anything at anytime almost anywhere? This has been tried by HTC twice: the already kicked around First, and the HTC Status back in 2011. Both flopped. In two years, there may be another service that has supplanted Facebook for social anyways. And a phone based on whatever it is will flop as well. Phone sales are driven by hardware specs. Software is attached to the device. By the way: I was one of those people who were wrong on Phablets. Just so you know I own up.
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 1:50 AM 0
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