The pressure on Facebook to show themselves prone to growth is enormous after the botched IPO. Is the answer a new smartphone? According to a U.S. media report is scheduled for 2013 hit the market. Mark Zuckerberg fear his social network would otherwise degenerate into a simple app.
It is not the first time too, not the second time it is at least the third time that rumors are about a Facebook phone in circulation. This time it wants the “New York Times” know before anyone else : By next year will be able to buy the mobile social network, the paper said, citing anonymous sources on this from the ranks of the company.
Thus have Facebook already recruited a number of software and hardware developers at Apple. These bring the appropriate expertise from Cupertino to Menlo Park: The ex-Apple employees to have been involved in the development of the iPhone. One of them came from the informant, according to the iPad team.
The latest rumor about a Facebook phone appeared in the fall of 2011 . Back then, AllThingsD also publicize the code name: Buffy – based on the TV series “Buffy – the Vampire Slayer” – meaning the project, in which even the cell phone manufacturer HTC apparently plays a role. Prior to the end of 2010 had told TechCrunch that Facebook is working to develop a software for the phone.
Like last time, confronted as AllThingsD Facebook with his latest news, important social network to the requests of the “New York Times”: “We are active throughout the mobile industry and working with hardware manufacturers, vendors of operating systems and application developers together, “it said in a statement. The rumors about the smartphone, the Group wanted to confirm or deny.
But so far, has become of the assumptions about the Facebook mobile no. But many are already making ideas, how the operating system of the Facebook phones might look like: In a blog is a graphic designer from New York to his ideas before – and is guided by the appearance of the Facebook app.
The “New York Times” has increased, according to Facebook Buffy the team now. The reasons for entry into the smartphone business are also obvious: Facebook needs to open up new revenue sources. Especially after the botched IPO , the pressure grew on the Group. Investors doubt whether the business model of the new company can work so far. About 85 percent of its income, the social network, which currently advertising. But more and more customers complain that they could not measure how much advertising would be an effective impact on the social platform for the business.