2 Official Facebook Phones To Debut Next Month

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  1. Joseph.Shivell

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    According to a new report from City A.M., HTC will debut 2 new Facebook phones next month, running a modified version of Google's Android OS. These phones are expected to make their debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
    They will be integrated with Facebook, making it easier to call and message Facebook friends. They are also expected to include integration with Facebook Chat, Messages, Events, and Photos.
    Rumors have been spreading about a Facebook phone, with Facebook repeatedly denying it. Even Mark Zuckerberg denied that Facebook was in the phone business. Although they will not be manufacturing the phone, Facebook has apparently changed their minds about getting into the phone business.

    From a report on Mashable.com.
     
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    I'd imagine that users will be able to use this service to phone their FaceBook friends without knowing their telephone number. This would have interesting implications for privacy and could well have an impact on the way phones are traditionally used.
     
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    The article did not go into detail about how the phones features would work. I would imagine users would be able to add contacts to the phone from Facebook by downloading information to the phone directly from their friend's profiles, or possibly connecting the call directly from their friend's profiles. Of course that would only be possible if their friend's phone numbers are included in their profiles. Some concerns about personal information in Facebook profiles was also expressed in this thread.
     

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