So so deep. According to Facebook and a recent All Things D article, a new Facebook phone will be focused on “deep” social integration. The article spews references to the word four times:
- …The phone is planned to run on a modified version of Android that Facebook has tweaked heavily to deeply integrate its services…
- Facebook spokesperson says: “…every mobile device is better if it is deeply social…”
- In reference to France Telecom’s Orange unit which announced a series of Facebook-centric phones, All Things D says the Facebook phone’s “…integration will go much deeper…”
- Of course this will bring “friends and social activities deep into the mobile interface”
I’m deeply interested in how much more social a phone can get. It’s no surprise Facebook is planning to break into the mobile market (350,000,000 active users on mobile devices), trying to keep up with Google and Apple, but a Facebook phone just sounds gimmicky. Personally, I just want my Droid or Apple device to work well with Facebook. What about you? Any interest in a Facebook phone? What are some examples of deeper social integration on my phone, that a Droid or iPhone can’t already do?