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Facebook Phone: 4 Reasons Why It’s Crazy

Facebook Phone: 4 Reasons Why It’s Crazy
News from InformationWeek:

HTC has decided to strengthen its relationship with Facebook, rather than Google, and will forge ahead with a dedicated Facebook phone, reports DigiTimes. Citing sources familiar with HTC’s plans, DigiTimes believes the company will bring a Facebook-branded smartphone to market during the third quarter.

The reasoning behind the decision, said DigiTimes, is because HTC feels burned by Google’s tighter relationship with competitor Samsung. HTC built the first Nexus phone for Google (Nexus One), but Google has picked Samsung over HTC for the last two Nexus smartphones (Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus). Worse, supply chain sources suggest that Samsung has already been chosen by Google to make the fourth Nexus device. This has left HTC feeling like it needs a new partner in the smartphone space to help set it apart.

“The new Android smartphone being developed by HTC will have a platform exclusive to Facebook to enable and integrate all functions available on the social networking site,” said the report. Folly, I say. Here’s why.

– INQ: A British company called INQ sold Facebook-focused phones for years. It started with a feature phone that used Facebook’s developer tools to hook in…………… continues on InformationWeek

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News from Unwired View:

We’re still a week away from officially seeing Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship – most likely called Galaxy S3 – and yet we’re already hearing rumors regarding one of the carriers that will offer it in the US.

According to BGR, the Galaxy S3 will be released by Verizon Wireless, possibly “over the summer”. That’s obviously good news for those who wanted the Galaxy S II on Verizon (it’s well-known that the carrier refused it in favor of the Google Galaxy Nexus).

It’s said that Verizon would also launch multiple new Motorola Droid Razr handsets – one of them is probably the rumored Droid Razr HD. Even more interestingly, BGR reports that there’s a new HTC smartphone headed to Verizon, and featuring: a 5 inch HD display, Sense 5 UI, next-generation quad-core Snapdragon processor, and a…………… continues on Unwired View

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