Facebook Denies Plans to Build Its Own Phone

by on September 21, 2010

The rapidly spreading social network, Facebook has a huge user base worldwide, with more than five hundred million users, and the internet reports have revealed that Facebook is going to introduce its own mobile phone. Although, Facebook is already an application for a number of brands of mobile phones, the website denied these reports. Responding to the news, Jaime Schopflin, a Spokesman for Facebook said that they do not have any plans to build their own phone.

However, Facebook has several projects that are to be integrated with some mobile phone manufactures, as Facebook always strives to tighten its social network for deeper connectivity. Further, Jaime Schopflin stated that they are planning to achieve this target by strategically enhancing their existing website and the operating systems.

On the other hand, TechCrunch.com reported on Sunday that Facebook has a secret plan to develop software to apply in mobile phones and they are also planning to build hardware as a third party. If Facebook has its own application with mobile phones, it is easy to amalgamate its contact list with the mobile phones effectively and broaden their network further.

In addition, Schopflin explains that any applications that they make for mobile phones to expand their social network; people misunderstand it and refer it as ‘Facebook Phone’. However, Jaime Schopflin repeatedly stated that they actually do not intend to do the same.

Facebook has installed links to log on to the third party blog, Apple Inc.’s iPhone and they have already launched a project to sync Facebook website on iPhone. Besides, Facebook has designed a social networking website for phones including limited features to connect with the internet.

Similar to Motorola Inc.’s hot-selling DROID device, Facebook stated that they are also planning to develop Android mobile operating software, which is apt to apply to numerous brands of mobile phones.

According to the Google reports, Facebook has produced their own phone called the Nexus One and it was manufactured by Taiwan-based HTC Corp. This production was available online and later the store was closed, as they did not have adequate amount of the produced device.

Though, Facebook has denied all Google reports on its secret plans of producing a mobile phone, later they had released Nexus One mobile phone for the same purpose.

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