Social networking giant Facebook is buying British feature phone app developer Snaptu. Snaptu said in a blog post that after working on the Facebook for feature phones app earlier this year, they've allowed themselves to be bought by the social networking giant. The Facebook for feature phones app that they made currently works on more than 2500 devices and being acquired by Facebook only means bigger and more apps for people who don't have smartphones.

Facebook's buying this bad boy

Facebook's buying this bad boy

Snaptu is a company that provides Java based phones with social networking functions like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn as well as some web services like Flickr and Nimbuzz. These Java based apps look like their smartphone counterparts but are accessible to users who don't own smartphones. Snaptu says the deal will close within a few weeks. They've also said during this transition period, Snaptu will work as it always does but it will be interesting to note whether they will continue to support applications for Facebook's 'rivals' like Twitter and LinkedIn after the transition is complete.

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