Facebook Phone - Are You Going To Buy It?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently unveils his very own Facebook Phone and not all people are pleased about it. Some says it didn't meet the kind of standards and technology they expect from the social networking giant.

Facebook phone is powered by its own software called Facebook Home. Facebook home converts any kind of Android handset into a fully integrated Facebook Phone. It puts the Facebook logo and website right at the Android phone's HOME screen and makes all their product visible and accessible at the forefront of the phone's UI.  Simply put, Facebook Phone is not another brand of phone. It's a software that turns existing Android powered device into a Facebook powered and centered phone.

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Facebook’s Home away from home. Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired

Here is the reason why Facebook opt to choose or create a software than another brand of phone that can compete with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Blackberry.
A great phone might sell 10 or 20 million units at best. Our community as more than 1 billion people in it. Even if we did a good job selling a phone, we would only be serving 1 to 2 percent of our community and we want to do more than that.
The above statement came directly from CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the launch event in Menlo Park.

Facebook Phone (Facebook Home) made its very first appearance with HTC device which then called the HTC First. The design is very simple and the specs is quite acceptable.

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Mark Zuckerberg poses with HTC CEO Peter Chou (left) and AT&T President and CEO Ralph de la Vega after today’s grand unveiling. Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired

With the information above about the Facebook Phone and Mark Zuckerberg unveiling the real deal about their Facebook Home software, are you going to buy it?

For more information about Facebook Phone or Facebook Home, read the following articles.

Facebook Home: Zuck’s Android Takeover via Wired.Com

ANALYSIS: Is Facebook phone worth the wait? via USAToday.Com

I Like It, but I Don’t Like It Like It. The Facebook phone is not as dumb as I thought it was going to be. via Slate.Com

Image Credit: Wired.Com