The Facebook Phone: Why Facebook Has to Try, And Why It Will Probably Fail

Facebook views itself as more than a social network. It aspires to be an operating system for the Web, or a platform in the mould of those built by Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft. So as the computing world shifts toward mobile, Facebook would be foolish not to claim as big a stake as possible. That means more than just apps: It means a Facebook phone.

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