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Facebook, Microsoft working on smartphone?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 May 2012 0:02 User comments (3)

Facebook, Microsoft working on smartphone? According to multiple sources, Microsoft has been pitching their Windows Phone platform to Facebook in an effort to bring a joint venture smartphone to the market.
It is unclear how far any discussions have gone, but the partnership does make sense given the two companies share similar rivals in Apple and Google.

Windows Phone, despite a high-profile release, has only managed to take 2 percent of the smartphone market, falling well behind Android and iOS.

Microsoft's latest devices (built by Nokia) have been selling better than expected in the U.S. but are barely moving overseas.

Facebook has over 900 million users and significant brand loyalty so exploring a partnership, at least, could do wonders for both companies.

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3 user comments

110.5.2012 1:41

this would be cool, but facebook integration into the windows phone 7 OS is pretty much perfect as is

210.5.2012 4:02

Both of them together do not make one on this Industry: Shame on Both !

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Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

310.5.2012 21:15


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