Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Zuckerberg denies ‘Facebook smartphone’ rumours

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has denied that the firm is planning to develop a phone, saying doing so ‘would be the wrong strategy’ for the social networking giant.

Zuckerberg’s remarks came during a conference in San Francisco organized by TechCrunch. 

There had been intense speculation that Facebook was planning to release a phone as early as next year.
Zuckerberg, however, pointed out that that building a Facebook phone would not attract a considerable enough number of users to make the venture worthwhile, the Telegraph reports.

The 28-year-old founder of the website, however, promoted the importance of mobile in Facebook''s strategy.

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Zuckerberg said that users of Facebook''s new iOS app are reading twice as many feed stories as before, suggesting a future boom in advertising revenue.

Zuckerberg said that the company''s mistake was relying too heavily on HTML5 for its app rather than using native apps.