Zuckerberg: Facebook Phone ‘wouldn’t make sense’


Despite rumours of a highly anticipated Facebook Phone developed by Facebook and HTC, Mark Zuckerberg said at this point, Facebook is focused more on integrating itself into other phones as possible than on building its own device.

“You’ll see us do things like support Apple in the iOS integration that they wanted to do.”

“There are lots of things that you can build in other operating systems as well that aren’t really building out a whole phone, which I think really wouldn’t make much sense for us to do.”

“We want to support a development ecosystem where other apps can build on top of Facebook,” suggesting Facebook could be developing an operating system.

“There’s a big opportunity for us here,” Zuckerberg said. “The amount of time that people spend in the apps is greater; people come to the apps and use Facebook more when they have mobile phones.”

“If you use the apps today, they’re relatively basic compared to what I think anyone can imagine they would want from a Facebook experience on a phone,” he said.