Why The Facebook Phone Promises To Be The Next Big Thing In Social Media


Social Media and Smartphones are two of the most happening technologies of recent times. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that several technology heavyweights such as Microsoft and Palm have tried to make the best of both worlds by merging social media with the latest advancements in smartphone technology. Unfortunate as it is, most such attempts have been miserable failures.

The Facebook Phone has been the talk of the town for last couple of years but it hadn’t transformed into a ground reality till few days back. INQ, a social mobile champion, yesterday announced that it will next week unveil its latest smartphone range including the INQ Cloud Touch and the INQ Cloud Q – and confirm many of the rumors about a so-called ‘Facebook phone’.

Why the Facebook Phone could be huge?

Facebook already has a 600 million plus user community and continues to grow at a scorching pace. Several mobile broadband researches have shown that more than half the social media community uses smartphones for their social media needs, therefore the potential for social phones is huge.

And what better a company than INQ, who champions the cause of social mobile and has been appreciated worldwide for its integration with social platforms including Windows Live Messenger and Skype.

Social Phones

INQ says that its new offerings should be called social phones and not Facebook phones. The company admits that though Facebook has been very heavily involved with it and it’s been a collaborative process, it plans to tap more avenues to make it a ubiquitous social phone in future. Needless to say, those aspirations augur well for the bright future of social media.

The Cloud Touch has a 5MP camera on board while the Cloud Q sports a 3 MP camera and QWERTY keyboard. Both run Android 2.2 and are a part of INQ’s growing arsenal of high-quality, low-cost social-networking-focused phones.

How does the phone work?

As expected, the phone is heavily Facebook-centric. There’s no separate app for Facebook; all Facebook features such as status updates, wall posts, Places check-ins – appear on your home screen. You can make calls through Facebook API, to friends whose numbers are stored in your phone.

Surely, it’s nothing short of a dream come true for Facebook lovers.

Are you an avid Facebook user? If so, do you plan to buy a Facebook phone for yourself in near future? Please share your opinion by leaving a comment below this post.

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