Motorola's Motokey Social: it's a Facebook phone

Motorola's Motokey Social: it's a Facebook phoneGiven how popular Facebook is, wouldn't it be great if someone came up with a QWERTY mobile phone designed just for Facebook, maybe even sticking on a hardware button giving you direct access to the social network?

As Morrissey once said: stop me if you think that you've heard this one before.

Still, if you're not familiar with the HTC ChaCha and pretty much everything INQ Mobile has ever produced, you might manage to raise an eyebrow at this, the Motokey Social.

Motorola has released details of the socially friendly new handset via an official press release – missing the obvious trick of revealing it to the world via Facebook.

And indeed the slightly out-of-touch feel doesn't stop there either: the Motokey Social is a feature phone (remember those?) with a 2.4in SVGA screen, 3-megapixel camera plus email and web access.

Then there's the dedicated Facebook button, which does just what you expect – gives you a direct line to the social network to share your pics and status updates.

No pricing or availability details have been announced just yet, so we don't know if the Motokey Social will even make it to the UK at all. Either way, there may not be too much to excite us here but to be fair if Moto gets the pricing right it should sell a good few to those social butterflies that are apparently hovering around all over the place.

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Julias  Nov. 6, 2011 at 13:38

I want a 4chan phone. :P

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2011 at 14:59

I want a MySpace HTC...

Julias  Nov. 6, 2011 at 15:46

I honestly don't see any point of Facebook phones or any other social network for that matter.A dedicated key doesn't warrant making a whole new phone,I mean you might as well have phones build around every popular website then why not a Mobotkey phone?

Julias  Nov. 6, 2011 at 15:46

[mod edit: duplicate post ;) ]

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2011 at 15:49

Agree. Is it so hard to click on an icon, or to open an app's context menu? Wonder how much money the Zuck-master spend on Moto-maintenance ;)

Julias  Nov. 6, 2011 at 20:08

What would be useful as a dedicated smartphone is a Wolfram Alpha phone but people would rather buy a phone they can poke from rather than a device they can learn something from. Nice :/

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2011 at 23:37

+1

myphonerules  Nov. 7, 2011 at 18:00

I agree - how hard is it to tap the little Facebook icon to launch the app. Total gimmick in my opinion.

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