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Microsoft courting Facebook for Windows Phone says insider

Microsoft courting Facebook for Windows Phone says insider

Microsoft is considering courting Facebook to use Windows Phone as the basis of the oft-rumored Facebook Phone, according to insider whispers, using the fact that it isn't Google as a key selling point. Although recent leaks have suggested Facebook intends to use a significantly reworked version of Android as the basis for its own-brand handset, Business Insider's source claims Microsoft believes development is not yet so far advanced as to prevent it from scooping the social site's business with a well-played Windows Phone push.

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Facebook app update tips terrible smartphone

Facebook app update tips terrible smartphone

This week the folks at Facebook have updated their Android application to a version that adds two icons to the app tray and in doing so tips how a Facebook phone with HTC will end up working later this year. Though HTC has already created several Facebook Button devices - starting last year at MWC 2011, they've now reportedly got plans to make a more full-fledged Facebook device later this year. This does not stick with their plan to stay small with the models and the HTC One series of course, and also doesn't bode well given the relatively negative feedback the new Facebook app integration has received over the past 24 hours.

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Facebook for Windows Phone to see major update

Facebook for Windows Phone to see major update

One of the main attractions of Windows Phone is social networking functions built into the OS, like Twitter and Facebook. While that’s great for the casual user, you might need the Facebook app for Windows Phone if you’re doing some seriously friend management or commenting furiously on things. The next update to the Facebook app will bring it to version 2.5, and add some handy features based on user feedback.

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Facebook’s IPO, webOS and the Perfect Social Phone

Facebook’s IPO, webOS and the Perfect Social Phone

Facebook's IPO filing gave us an inkling of how much money the social network expects to make when it floats this year, but also a hint of what it could spend it on: the first true Facebook Phone. In among the lengthy IPO documentation were not only details of Facebook's existing achievements in mobile but a map of the challenges yet to come along with Mark Zuckerberg's biggest fears for the future. $100m is enough to stage a big attack on the mobile market, though, and there's one obvious place to start: HP's webOS.

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Ooma HD2 adds Facebook and Google contacts sync to VoIP phone

Ooma HD2 adds Facebook and Google contacts sync to VoIP phone

VoIP company Ooma has launched a new handset for its Telo phone system, the Ooma HD2, with Facebook, Google and Yahoo! integration to sync contacts and show picture caller ID. The new handset has a 2-inch color display and HD Voice for improved in-call audio quality; however it's the fact that you can sign into your social networking or contacts accounts and pull over the addressbook that most people will be keen on.

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iPhone Facebook use trails Android app use in daily users

iPhone Facebook use trails Android app use in daily users

When it comes to how many folks use a given app there are several companies that track that data. One of those firms is AppData reports TechCrunch. The company has been tracking the official Facebook app for iPhone and Android devices and has found that Android is beating the iPhone app in one metric. According to the company, the Android app is beating iPhone for daily active users.

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Windows Phone 7 Facebook app usage spike suggests strong holiday sales

Windows Phone 7 Facebook app usage spike suggests strong holiday sales

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 sales may finally be seeing a stronger performance as we approach the holiday season. The number of people using Microsoft's Facebook Integration for Windows Phone 7 has shot up in the past two weeks from 1,000,000 on November 11 to 1,100,000 on November 25. According to previous calculations by the WMPU blog, this could mean a gain of over 600,000 new Windows Phone users this holiday.

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Facebook tried (and failed) its first social phone alone

Facebook tried (and failed) its first social phone alone

HTC's Facebook phone collaboration, reported as "Buffy" yesterday, marks the resumption of an aborted attempt by the social network to create its own smartphone, "Slayer", from scratch, it's claimed. "Buffy" was preceded by a device project codenamed "Social Layer" - subsequently abbreviated - with a hand-picked group working on hardware, software and even carrier deals, according to AllThingsD's various sources. The project, operating in secrecy in a separate building, stumbled when Facebook's ambition exceeded its expertise and budget.

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Facebook iPad app finally launches today, iPhone app gets updated

Facebook iPad app finally launches today, iPhone app gets updated

Facebook has finally launched its native iPad app along with an update for its iPhone app that will bring tighter integration of third-party social games and applications. The Facebook for iPad app has been rumored for months, including speculation that it would be unveiled at the Apple iPhone 4S event. That didn't pan out, but the app is here now and it looks a lot like the leaked version we saw back in July.

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