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Almost nobody is interested in a Facebook phone, says survey

By Shawn Knight
Apr 4, 2013
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  1. Despite the fact that there hasn’t been much evidence until recently to support a Facebook phone, rumors on the subject have been brewing for a couple of years now. That’s all good and well but is anyone actually interested in...

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    It looks like it would be all the rage with teenage girls, that's about it. If it performed anything like their mobile app it would probably take about 10 minutes to boot up, 10 minutes to check for updates and another 10 to post a status update, assuming there were no crashes.
     
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  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 536   +149

    Hey! A survey I can actually believe
     
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  4. No. Not interested. More interested in leaving Facebook.
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,917   +565

    It needs a big TROLL button in the middle, so its purpose is well visualized.
     
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  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,174   +761

    So if every social network decided to do something like this you'd have your FB phone in one pocket, your Twitter phone in another pocket your Instagram phone in your back pocket etc. On top of that you'd have to find space on your person for your 6 inch screen cell phone (which by the way, can handle all your social networking needs). Imagine you bought all of these devices on contract and now you have to go hungry because there is no money for food, you just bought all these devices to impress your buddies and the hell out of the chicks. Now imagine all these devices stuffed into all your available pockets, you wind up looking like the Michelin man... What happens when you need to go to the bathroom? Yeah, a social network dedicated phones are a brilliant idea. In fact lets have individual devices for all our individual programs.
    This article still smacks of an April fools joke to me.
     
  7. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Sorry have a phone, a smart one... don't need another one, one phone is enough...


    :)
     
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,116   +722

    Why would anyone need a Facebook phone. As they say.... 'There's an app for that'
     
  9. Are they want to add exclusive 'facebook service' just like blackberry service? :D
     
  10. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 516   +86

    Well to be fair, people aren't interested because current android phones are basically already Facebook phones. I assume that the so called Facebook phone would be a mid-tier android device with slightly more Facebook integration. It's probably going to be around $100 and be targeted towards middle and high school kids who can't really afford a $250 Galaxy phone.
     
  11. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Rookie Posts: 74

    "The reactions where similar"
    You mean, "were".
    Sorry for the pedantry!
    I think a facebook phone makes little sense unless it is quite cheap (Say around £130) and thus ripe to takeover from the current BBs that many teens are still using.
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,018   +912

    The Home doesnt get dumb enough. In a few months they will be putting in Ads... some customization.
     
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,472   +622

    Still waiting for the exclusive features list.
     
  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,917   +565

    The only exclusivity I would consider with such phone is direct line to Zuckerberg to tell him what I think about Facebook and its visitors. Yep, this is one exclusive feature that would be overly satisfying.
     
  15. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    A Facebook phone just simply makes NO sense. Facebook serves its purpose fine as a web-based social media network and the apps for BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and iOS are all just fine?. I just don't see it happening beyond a fizzle, then a flop. But, I guess we'll see!
     
  16. I don't want a facebook phone, I want twitter phone!!
     


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