Facebook and Mobile – mutually exclusive?
There are over 5 billion mobile phones in the world. Facebook is slowly creeping to 1 billion users worldwide. You would think that these two could form a powerful partnership, one that would improve a user’s experience exponentially.
Following Facebook’s less than stellar entrance on the stock market, investors must be looking for a sign from Zuckerberg & co. to boost expectations in the coming year. Whispers of an official Facebook mobile have been echoed around Palo Alto, but what features could this handset offer the market that already has iPhones, Galaxies and Lumias? With its own operating system, Facebook could finally control the one platform in which they seem to be struggling to make a positive impression.
Facebook services integration would be complete on their own model, including the new Facebook Apps taking front and centre. Teenagers and social network addicts would be in heaven. The phone would be expected to include an events calendar synced to the device, friend’s birthdays would be available instantaneously and playing games direct from the website would be a breeze.
But, after leaving their rumoured entry in to the mobile phone market until now, when bigger, more experienced brands have the user base and years behind them, what impact will the Facebook mobile really make?
Let us know your thoughts. Would you consider using the Facebook mobile? What features would you like to see?