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Bloomberg Reports Facebook Building Android Smartphones 63

Posted by timothy
from the much-of-a-muchness dept.
destinyland writes "Reports are surfacing of a Facebook-backed smartphone running Google's Android system, built by INQ (who also manufactures a phone for Skype). GigaOm's Om Malik says he's been aware of the project 'for quite some time,' and Bloomberg News (linked above) reported that Facebook will release two AT&T smartphones in 2011, first in Europe and then in America. (Adding that 25% of Facebook users access the social networking site with their wireless devices.) " Whether it's pure semantics or pure misdirection, as of yesterday, Facebook acknowledges work with INQ, but describes the collaboration as customization, rather than a phone of their own.
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Bloomberg Reports Facebook Building Android Smartphones

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  • Nothing new here (Score:4, Informative)

    by VJ42 (860241) * on Sunday September 26, 2010 @04:15PM (#33705130)
    I've got the INQ 1 phone [wikipedia.org] - it was also sold as a product of collaboration between INQ and facebook, billed as "the facebook phone" as it was only £60, i.e. not smartphone territory, but mass market - I hope this is more of the same; a mass market Android phone would be great.

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