Rumour mill: Facebook to try smartphone again?

May 29, 2012
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus

29 May 2012 - HTC ChaCha Facebook button be darned, Facebook is going to build its own phone (again).

According to the New York Times bits blog, Facebook employees and engineers familiar with the matter said that the social network giant is collecting former Apple engineers who worked on the iPhone and iPad.

A Facebook employee told the Times that Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg 'is worried that if he doesn't create a mobile phone in the near future that Facebook will simply become an app on other mobile platforms'.

This will mark the third time Facebook has been rumoured to be building its own hardware. The rumour started back in 2010 when TechCrunch reported that a Facebook smartphone was in the works. Afterwards, it was reported that Facebook and HTC had entered a partnership to create a smartphone.

Another Facebook employee said that, the numerous tries were because the company initially though that they could come up with its own hardware. Facebook learned it needed to bring in people with experience to build a phone in-house. 

" Selepas HTC ChaCha yang dikeluarkan dengan kekunci Facebook khas kini Facebook kembali dengan cadangan untuk mengeluarkan telefonya sendiri. Menurut New York Times bits blog, pekerja dan jurutera Facebook yang arif tentang perkara ini menyatakan bahawa gergasi laman sosial ini sedang mengambil bekas jurutera Apple yang pernah membangunkan iPhone dan iPad. Seorang pekerja Facebbok memberitahu Times bahawa pengasas Facebook iaitu Mark Zuckerberg risau jika beliau tidak melancarkan satu telefon khas dalam masa terdekat, Facebook hanya akan menjadi aplikasi pada platform telefon lain "



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