Facebook phone is a hot topic these days as well as a dispute. Whether a Facebook phone necessary, we will have a brief discussion.
The rumor first appeared in 2010 when Tech Crunch reported that Facebook had tasked two high-level works to create Facebook phone secretly. Then it came again in 2011 when All Things D said Facebook was working with HTC to produce a cellphone.
Now, after some one year, the rumor about Facebook phone becomes the focus again. It is said that the company has hired many Apple’s software and hardware engineers to dedicate to produce its own phone. Report from The New York Times.
However, whether such a phone is necessary? Let us have a look.
As we know that Facebook is always proving that every phone can be run Facebook’s app, including iPhone, Android phones, windows phones, etc. Therefore, it is hard for Facebook to switch the users who already using Facebook on their smartphone from their existing smartphone platform to Facebook phone.
Additional, entering the smartphone market is a very expensive invest. The fact is that the Facebook lacks the mobile phone experience, which is not easy for it to compete with other hand-set makers in the market.
Maybe Facebook phone will be happen some day. However, personally I don’t think it necessary. What the future of the Facebook, we are waiting…