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Facebook Phone strikes again: HTC Myst leaked

Facebook Phone strikes again: HTC Myst leaked

It's about time we had another suggestion for a Facebook phone - it's been about 2 months since we last spoke about the concept and we've only had a couple of years between the first HTC Facebook phone in the ChaCha and now. So what's this newest concept all about? It's all about reviving the relative failure that was the HTC Salsa for a whole new generation - but why? Why would HTC and Facebook do such a thing?

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Is every phone the Facebook phone?

Is every phone the Facebook phone?

Facebook may refuse to deliver what the rumor-mill wants - an own-brand smartphone to take on the iPhone - but that's not to say it isn't following a cuckoo-style mobile strategy, progressively infesting handsets from other vendors. The company's new free voice calling service, quietly revealed in the aftermath of the Facebook Graph Search announcement, is the latest in a growing suite of mobile products that, while lacking the eye-catching appeal of a glossy slab of hardware, nonetheless shows that the social network finally has a mobile strategy.

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Nokia Asha 205 “Facebook phone” and $62 206 hands-on

Nokia Asha 205 “Facebook phone” and $62 206 hands-on

Nokia has revealed its first "Facebook phone", the Nokia Asha 205, along with a colorful candybar, the Nokia 206, borrowing the Lumia colors for a budget market. The new Asha 205 features a full QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated Facebook button, as well as forty free EA games, while the 206 comes in the same black, cyan, magenta, yellow, and white as Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets, and offers up to 47 days of standby time. Both the Asha 205 and the 206 are available in single- or dual-SIM versions, each keeping both SIMs active simultaneously, and feature Nokia's new Slam file-swapping system.

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Facebook Phone universe expands with Orange “Party Call” service

Facebook Phone universe expands with Orange “Party Call” service

It's time once again, and again, and again, to think about a Facebook-centric phone with a deal that's been inked this week at Orange called "Party Call." This "social calling" service will work with Facebook specifically and will be working with both mobile and desktop versions of the social network. The big break in this plan as far as a Facebook phone goes is the fact that it's not Facebook that's leading this initiative, it's Orange using Facebook's open API as any other developer would, working with Orange's IP-based calling and messaging app Libon (Life is Better On).

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Zuckerberg’s Facebook Phone is the HTC Opera UL claims insider

Zuckerberg’s Facebook Phone is the HTC Opera UL claims insider

The perennial Facebook phone rumor has resurfaced, with chatter that the HTC Opera UL will be the social site's first "official" smartphone as it attempts to tighten its slack in mobile. The Opera UL, as HTC has internally called it, is an OEM device "made for Facebook" a source tells Pocket-lint, while leaked benchmarks suggest it will have a 1.4GHz processor and run Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

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Zuckerberg says Facebook phone “wouldn’t make much sense”

Zuckerberg says Facebook phone “wouldn’t make much sense”

Earlier this week we mentioned rumors of Facebook and HTC were reportedly working on a smartphone to debut sometime next year. Neither Facebook nor HTC confirmed it, and now we’re hearing that Mark Zuckerberg himself stated on Thursday’s earnings call that there’s actually no existence of a Facebook phone. He said it wouldn't make any sense for the company to launch its own smartphone.

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Facebook phone concept appears with “like” home button

Facebook phone concept appears with “like” home button

A set of conceptual renderings for a futuristic looking Facebook phone have appeared this week courtesy of designer Tolga Tuncer that are set to delight. This device completely enclosed in a combination of blue plastic and aluminum with the Facebook emblem right up front and center and a "like" thumbs up button down where you'd expect a home button to be. From there it only gets stranger - and perhaps more enticing.

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A Facebook Phone? No, no, no!

A Facebook Phone? No, no, no!

Sorry, but Chris is wrong, completely wrong: a Facebook phone is an appalling idea. The social network may be struggling to find its feet in mobile, and it may have money to burn, but that desperation doesn't equal stupidity. Scale - being the place that all your friends and family are too - is its primary strength, and throwing that away on a naive grab in a new industry does nothing to capitalize on that.

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Why a Facebook phone based on ads has no future

Why a Facebook phone based on ads has no future

This week we're hotly debating whether or not a Facebook phone would make sense to create for the recently public company, coming today to some interesting Google Advertising statistics that say no, Facebook does not have a chance. The factoids we're using here today come from the Google vs Oracle case because therein lies the only real look we've ever had at Google's profit margin for Android. In the papers presented in that case it was shown that Android generated advertising revenue for Google to the tune of $9 per device in the year 2010 - this statistic alone should be evidence enough for you to say whether or not Facebook could realistically create a smartphone based on advertising revenue alone.

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A great Facebook app can’t beat a true Facebook Phone

A great Facebook app can’t beat a true Facebook Phone

Every few months, the Facebook Phone saga resurfaces with talk of a dedicated social device range, and as night follows day comes the suggestion that "a great Facebook app is all they need." All things being equal, it's a good argument: rather than step outside of the comfort zone of software development and attempt to figure the complexities of radio chipsets, mobile processors and carrier deals, Zuckerberg & Co. could focus on keeping the existing Facebook apps at the top of their game across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Problem is, in the mobile market today, all things are certainly not equal.

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HTC-made Facebook phones in Q3 insist insiders

HTC-made Facebook phones in Q3 insist insiders

Perennial rumors of a Facebook phone have reawakened, with industry sources claiming HTC is producing a device for the social network as a way of reestablishing industry heft after Samsung's rise in prominence. Unlike existing Facebook-enabled handsets, such as HTC's own ChaCha and Salsa, the new Facebook phone will "have a platform exclusive to Facebook" DigiTimes reports, and include all the functionality currently enjoyed on the desktop version.

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Facebook Phone could break through site’s social mobile limbo

Facebook Phone could break through site’s social mobile limbo

Facebook's mobile strategy faces renewed attention IPO excitement cools, with the company citing cellphone users as a huge source of potential growth though warning it is currently at the mercy of Apple and Android. According to Facebook's SEC filing, 425m active users accessed the social network while mobile in December 2011 alone, more than half of the total number of active users in fact. The figures are likely to renew speculation that Facebook will try to make its own play for the smartphone market.

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