For the past couple of days there has been much speculation floating around about a possible Facebook phone. It really got me thinking...
What does that even mean: a Facebook phone? A phone manufactured by Facebook? An Operating System done by Facebook? Even more Facebook integration into an existing platform?
Some additional digging and trying to read between the lines from the Techcrunch / Zuckerberg interview seem to point at an Android powered device manufactured by INQ with deep Facebook+Spotify integration. The first versions are rumored to run on AT&T's network here in the US with potentially other carriers following afterwards.
My question is, what type of compelling difference can Facebook over to set themselves apart from the rest of the Android world. Do we even _want_ them to try to differentiate themselves in a meaningful way and fragment the market even more? Would the consumer be better off asking Facebook to devote their considerable resources to a better Facebook application for Android that would benefit all users?
The problem with all this speculation is that it leads to many more questions then it can answer. I'd like to hear from our membership what kind of features they would expect from a Facebook phone that would make it something worthy of your hard earned dollars. Personally I can't think of much more integration I really want in my phone with Facebook then I already have.
What are your thoughts and suggestions to Facebook?
(Additional Sources: Gizmodo, GigaOm, Bloomberg)