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Facebook users post more photos, write more status updates and hit the like button more often from mobile devices than they do from computers. So it was almost inevitable that Facebook would introduce a smartphone that put its social network front and center.

On Thursday, Facebook plans to unveil the first smartphone created to showcase its social network. The phone, made by HTC, uses a version of Google’s Android software, according to two people briefed on the announcement, which will be made at a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

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This will go down as the worst thing in history. doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif
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There's just no need for a dedicated Facebook phone. It's not gonna sell well.
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Meh... i dunno... Facebook feels to me more like a thing for those in huge desire for attention. Don't mean to be rude, but that's just my opinion.

"I just shaved my legs"... *pic*

"LOL! LAST NIGHT JASON PUKED CAUSE HE WAS SO DRUNK *PIC"


.. then we have those adding so many friends(randoms they'll never talk to irl) .. because last i checked a person gets more awesome with every friend he/she has added to their list.

Then we have this chick posting pictures of her anorexic topless boyfriend with a bunch of other uppity you know what commenting "OMG SO CUTE <333"

Enough of that though. I use facebook, imo it's great for friends you're really in touch with because of the fact that you can arrange a house destruction party,vacation plans or what the hell ever and invite various people to the conversation add a title and some context and everyone knows what's going on.

Never was or will be a facebook fan.

Plus screw girls giving out their facebook name instead of # these days. Whatever happened to good ol' text messaging. (was more fun imo and was able to bend **** my way, as if that wasn't bad enough they introduced a "seen" which indicates the user has seen the message. Can't even ignore people you dislike properly and act like you haven't seen the message.

Anyways, that's just me. Not a phone for me, but i'm sure there'll be people digging it.
Edited by Shadeh - 3/30/13 at 11:04am
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This will go down as the worst thing in history. doh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gifdoh.gif

I think its ~ a 50/50 coin flip whether this will do well. Its a big gamble but those are better odds than what most fore front smart phones face (bb z10, any android not made by Samsung).

It is also unsurprising to see HTC as the oem , this is an opportunity they have been waiting for to get back into the game.
     
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I don't even have Facebook. Is that normal?
 
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I don't even have Facebook. Is that normal?

Because of that i think you're awesome.
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I don't get it, why do people make this to such a big deal? It's a new phone. Running Android. Made by HTC with a sticker that says "Facebook."
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I don't get it, why do people make this to such a big deal? It's a new phone. Running Android. Made by HTC with a sticker that says "Facebook."
So what?

Because the humanity will be stuck on those screen 24/7. We no longer talk face to face, this is happening now. What you see on the screen even for face chat, it's all dematerialized via digital medium.
 
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Facebook Phone 2.0v's new features:

-Non-anonymous data collection
-"Personalized" advertising
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This really isnt going to sell well. if i wanted up update my facebok, id just go onto something that hosted the app, or jump onto my desktop.
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