Facebook’s New Smartphone Could Be Launched Soon

By VisionwizTeam at September 25, 2010 | 12:30 pm | Print

Facebook’s New Smartphone Could Be Launched Soon

As few days earlier rumors went out sharply across the world when few sites (especially Techcrunch) predicted that Facebook is planning to make a mobile phone but now it seems that news have some truth in it.

Bloomberg reported:

Facebook Inc. is working with mobile-handset manufacturer INQ Mobile Ltd. on two smartphones that may be carried by AT&T Inc., according to three people familiar with the matter.

The devices, which will feature Facebook social-networking services, are due to be introduced in Europe in the first half of 2011 and the U.S. in the second half, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public. AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless service provider, is still considering whether to carry the devices and hasn’t made a deal, another of the people said.

Android based Facebook phone:

The new phones are slated to run Google Inc.’s Android operating system and will probably carry the AT&T brand in the U.S., according to one of the people. Facebook hasn’t decided whether its name will be used on the devices, the person said.

Faceook Deny it:
While Facebook declined to comment on plans for specific phones, the company said it continues to work with INQ Mobile, which has previously sold phones with Facebook features, along with other companies.

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