It’s been quite a while since we last heard about a “Facebook phone“, isn’t it?
There haven’t been any new details on the alleged handset since September last year, when TechCrunch first published this story about a secret Facebook phone, and Bloomberg then reported that there would actually be two phones, both manufactured by INQ.
No one has had any updates on the story since then. But we do, now.
One of the Facebook-INQ phones will be called INQ Cloud Touch. We don’t have a photo of it yet, but the Bluetooth SIG (a trusty source in these cases) presents the device as
an Android smartphone built to make messaging faster and smarter. It’s designed around the way people naturally communicate and has Facebook built into its core. The homescreen features multiple entry points to different Facebook functions, while a dynamic widget displays a feed of status updates, albums, videos and photos.
While this may not be a Facebook-branded handset, it sure looks to be the closest thing to a Facebook phone we’ll get in the near future.
The INQ Cloud Touch could be officially announced before the second half of the year.
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