Thursday Could Bring The Birth Of The Facebook Phone

If Forbes is right, Thursday will be the latest Best Day In Tech, Ever—the best one, at least, since the iPad mini was launched last year. That’s when it is expected that we’ll finally see a “Facebook phone,” a small mobile cellular device build around social networking as, perhaps, it’s main function.

In July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with analysts that the company isn’t interested in a Facebook phone. In response to a question, Zuckerberg said that Facebook is the “most-used application on basically every mobile platform.”

He then went on to say that Facebook doesn’t just want users on mobile devices but the best experience on those devices. “We want to increase the depth of experience in addition to just growing users,” he said. Zuckerberg then said that building a whole phone “really wouldn’t make much sense for us to do.”

There’s no truth to the rumors that a Facebook phone will change features every three months, wait till you get comfortable with the new features, then add yet another feature that seems to unduly invade your privacy, modify it quickly, causing the owner to complain unceasingly.