Facebook is launching its own phone on Thursday (April4,2013). Compnay has organized an event called “Come See Our New Home on Android ” at Menlo Park HQ in California.It is rumored that Facebook is launching the phone with HTC.
Regarding the features of the phone there are many speculations. According to The Guardian Facebook Phone will be similar to a black iPhone but with a bigger 4.3 inch display. There will be a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.6 megapixel front facing camera for video calls, and a 16 gigabytes of storage.
Information from various sources is indicating that this phone will promote Facebook services like Instagram ,Instant messaging tool, photography tool and Home screen that will showcase the owner’s feed. So we can say this phone is going to be a ‘Facebook powered phone’ that will promote Facebook on mobile . 680 million people access Facebook on mobiles.So Facebook can not ignore mobile arena.
As reported earlier at DimensionToday Facebook want’s to tap the potential of mobile arena and this is the reason why facebook is leaving no stone unturned to promote facebook on mobile. Facebook is just making itself more mobile friendly. This move by facebook can be seen as ‘Facebook hardware integration’ that will make facebook more user friendly on mobile.
Facebook owner Zuckerberg said in January 2013 “You have a good version of all the Facebook features you know and want on your phone. So now the next thing we’re going to do is get really good at building new mobile-first experiences. That’s going to be a big theme for us this year.”
HTC is the obvious choice for Facebook as HTC provided ‘Facebook’ button in HTC ChaCha and Salsa phone to access facebook directly.