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More Facebook Phone Leaks


January 12, 2011

Rumors of a Facebook cell phone have been circulating for the past year now, but CEO, Mark Zuckerberg put the reports to rest back in November when he definitively stated that the social networking giant would not be launching its own mobile phone.



"What a novel idea," Zuckerberg said sarcastically. "Facebook's gonna build a phone. Um, no."

Well, like it or not Zuckerberg, the rumors are back, and this time it seems there is a bit more validity backing them.

According to the Business Insider, Pocketnow picked up on the Bluetooth certification report for an INQ handset that matches the description of a Facebook phone.

"An Android smartphone built to make messaging faster and smarter. It’s designed around the way people naturally communicate and has Facebook built into its core. The homescreen features multiple entry points to different Facebook functions, while a dynamic widget displays a feed of status updates, albums, videos and photos," the report states.

In September, Bloomberg also reported that Facebook was working with INQ to put a Facebook-centric version of Android on its handsets, keeping INQ at the forefront of the argument regarding the tentative phone.

So what gives? Lately, as proved in the recent case of the Verizon iPhone, we have seen that rumors sometimes have more truth in them than usual. Could the same be said for the Facebook phone?

The concept is indeed a valid one considering the amount of Facebook users who access their accounts using their mobile devices while on the go. Now all we need is a confirmation.

Stayed tuned to unified communications, your go to site for the latest in all communications news, as updates on this story progress.


Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for unified communications. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.



Edited by Stefanie Mosca




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