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chanj0
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re: Facebook may launch smartphone
chanj0   4/2/2013 3:41:50 PM
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I can see the benefit of a tighter integration of FB apps with Android. Making a FB smartphone may not bring out a lot of value. One key aspects of smartphone is freedom of installing apps that will expand the "potential" of the device. Will FB bring out a game changer device (tablet or smartphone) if they indeed go for it? What kind of device will be really a game changer like when iPhone was launched?

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re: Facebook may launch smartphone
rick merritt   3/31/2013 11:23:10 PM
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Turns out its a Facebook app. The company has said many times making handsets is far outside it's core market, but the blogger-rumor mongers keep churning the BS.



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