Mark Zuckerberg’s gone on record to deny the Facebook phone, calling it a straight up bit of fiction. Aight, that’s cool, Mark. You go sit over there and plug your ears and sing a song while we discuss what’s up.
Apparently, this non-existent phone will be manufactured by INQ Mobile and will have two flavours available on AT&T: touch screen, and tactile keyboard-style. I’m a big fan of keyboards. According to sources, the Android devices may or may not e Facebook-branded.
According to Zuck, though, this is all a beautiful lie. “Everything is going to be shades of integration,” he says of Facebook’s mobile plans, “rather than stating from the ground up and building a whole system.”
Fair enough, Mark. But INQ’s current offerings are already pretty impressively Facebook-oriented. So maybe this is nothing to get too excited about. Maybe this’ll just be another typically socially-integrated phone. Or maybe it’ll be a Facebook phone. But as the rumours persist, so too will our speculation.
Personally, I’m cool with the “deeply integrated Facebook experience” my phone has now. I’m not sure how down I’d be with walking around with a literal Face-book in my pocket. That’d be over a line.