Zuckerberg: Facebook phone ‘wouldn’t make sense’

Zuckerberg: Facebook phone ‘wouldn’t make sense’One of the things our Jan has been crying out for – for what feels like years – is a Facebook phone, and it’s been one o’ them rumours that just wouldn’t go away.

However, Jan has reached his “lowest point in years”, with the news that the Facebook phone almost certainly ain’t happenin'.

The closest we’ve come to a Facebook phone to date is the pairing of the HTC ChaCha and Salsa, launched at Mobile World Congress 2011. Oh, and not forgetting the INQ Cloud Touch.

Since then, rumours have persisted that HTC was working on a Facebook phone codenamed the HTC Buffy – named after the kinda hot but decidedly annoying vampire slayer.

We’ve also heard the suggestion that Facebook would design its own device with the help of former Apple engineers, and – slightly more ridiculous – that Facebook would buy Nokia so it could build Zuckerberg a mobile.

However, speaking on a quarterly profits call, Zuckerberg dashed the dreams of millions, suggesting that the Facebook phone “really wouldn’t make much sense for us to do.”

Instead, Facebook will focus on apps. Zuckerberg explains: "We want not just to have apps that people use, but be as deeply integrated as possible, where other apps can build on top of Facebook.”

And that’s the end of that. Maybe.

Add a comment
11 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 16:00

You crossed a line :p
I think I can sue now.

Treab  Jul. 29, 2012 at 23:12

You crossed a line :p
I think I can sue now.


your right. Jan is obsessed with facebook i heard he broke his palm 3 by trying to turn it into a facebook phone....

he based his design on this phone....

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTB_osHr8-yd4SS21niwUM8Fh-T96R9VY48202BR7Dr9OqmvuV-2w

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 23:16

Holy cow... that looks like the Crayola Pre 4 :D

Treab  Jul. 29, 2012 at 23:33

Holy cow... that looks like the Crayola Pre 4 :D

confess you want it.. admit it.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 29, 2012 at 23:38

No. Can't do that.

Treab  Jul. 29, 2012 at 23:55

No. Can't do that.

confess or i release agent c...

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYX9jhre5aDOcZI8e8lMx_THaMhVxPuNBS6uTg3sx-KVVpgoyCeQ

and in case you think agent c can be bought....

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn9ArbdAqaL4JpALqm6K832VatcyMTG7Ac40kYEAbMxFxaqTSj

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:12

No. Can't do that.

confess or i release agent c...

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYX9jhre5aDOcZI8e8lMx_THaMhVxPuNBS6uTg3sx-KVVpgoyCeQ

and in case you think agent c can be bought....

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn9ArbdAqaL4JpALqm6K832VatcyMTG7Ac40kYEAbMxFxaqTSj

Cats, yay! My cat's turned into a bully :(, he's mean to next door's cat...

Any advice, Jan the cat man?

Treab  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:15

No. Can't do that.

confess or i release agent c...

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYX9jhre5aDOcZI8e8lMx_THaMhVxPuNBS6uTg3sx-KVVpgoyCeQ

and in case you think agent c can be bought....

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn9ArbdAqaL4JpALqm6K832VatcyMTG7Ac40kYEAbMxFxaqTSj

Cats, yay! My cat's turned into a bully :(, he's mean to next door's cat...

Any advice, Jan the cat man?


yep time to get him spade.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:37

No. Can't do that.

confess or i release agent c...

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYX9jhre5aDOcZI8e8lMx_THaMhVxPuNBS6uTg3sx-KVVpgoyCeQ

and in case you think agent c can be bought....

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn9ArbdAqaL4JpALqm6K832VatcyMTG7Ac40kYEAbMxFxaqTSj

Cats, yay! My cat's turned into a bully :(, he's mean to next door's cat...

Any advice, Jan the cat man?


yep time to get him spade.

Can't yet, he's not 6 months old.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:45

If he's not even 6 months old, he's no bully. He's just training. And neutering him
will take care of the bully tendencies...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 30, 2012 at 00:51

If he's not even 6 months old, he's no bully. He's just training. And neutering him
will take care of the bully tendencies...

Good to know, hopefully once he's "done", he'll calm down a little :).

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: