I only recently started checking Facebook on my phone, and I think it’s pretty cool. For instance, I was at my boarding school reunion which is actually in the middle of nowhere in Andhra Pradesh, and I could check my Facebook account and update my status almost everywhere on the 350 acre campus. Facebook obviously knows that this is growing, and is putting the pedal to the metal in terms of development. I just read on their blog that they’ve been working with several application developers, operators, and hardware manufacturers from the mobile industry to bring improved Facebook functionality to over 2,500 devices.
New phones like the Cloud Touch and Cloud Q from INQ have some pretty promising features. These include single sign-on and easy one-touch access to popular Facebook features like Facebook Places with which you can check in to your favorite shops and businesses. HTC's newly launched ChaCha and Salsa phones have a dedicated button and also similar features.
And all this is apparently just the beginning, as there are developments being made for several other devices which will be made public shortly. Some manufacturers will use the Facebook brand as an element of the device hardware itself, while others will be highlighting Facebook as a part of their phones' on-screen interfaces.
Publish date: February 16, 2011 2:06 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:20 pm