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The Facebook Phone and Text Messaging

Posted on 1st Apr 2013 @ 8:49 AM

                                                                                   The Facebook Phone and Text Messaging

Having become the largest social network in the world, Facebook has set a new ambitious goal - to create the most successful smartphone. According to the New York Times the device will be based on the Android mobile operating system and will be produced by Taiwanese company HTC.

The software has been designed so that some of the main features of the phone such as the camera will be building around Facebook services. Previously CEO of the social network Mark Zuckerberg stated categorically that they will not create its own phone. Since then, things have changed. The company was listed on the stock exchange and all now realize that mobile phones are the future. In 2011, Facebook decided it needed to focus on mobile advertising. The company has undertaken a number of changes, thanks to them in the fourth quarter of 2012, revenue from mobile advertising reached $ 250 million.

Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages, with the ability to send and receive SMS messages added to the app. After synching text messages with Facebook Messenger, texts appeared alongside regular Facebook messages. The texts were not imported to the desktop version of Facebook, nor to the native app.