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Posted by Andy Douglass September 20, 2010 06:03

Facebook seems to be dominating with a whole host of ventures to keep their brand fresh and interesting, but one thing they will not be doing is developing their own phone, so if you’re waiting to sell your mobile hoping to get one by Mark Zuckerberg’s company you might be waiting a while.

The social networking website is the top destination point online to keep in touch with friends and family and share content. They have recently launched a locations app to tell friends where they are, but one thing Facebook is adamant against doing is launching a phone.

But Jaime Schopflin, a spokesman for Facebook, said the privately held company "is not building a phone." Facebook's current projects include "deeper integrations with some manufacturers," he said.

"Our view is that almost all experiences would be better if they were social, so integrating deeply into existing platforms and operating systems is a good way to enable this," Schopflin said in a statement.

TechCrunch reported yesterday that Facebook is building the phone with a third party developer which would integrate into the contact lists and other functions of the phone through the operating system.

"The bottom line is that whenever we work on a deep integration, people want to call it a 'Facebook Phone' because that's such an attractive soundbite, but building phones is just not what we do," Schopflin added.

However, when Google was questioned about whether they were coming out with their own handset, they initially denied it but later released the Nexus One. Perhaps Facebook are keeping their cards close to their chest and trying to keep the world in the dark before pitching their great mobile phone sell.




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