More analysis of the potential for a Facebook mobile device
The meme of the weekend was a TechCrunch report that Facebook is working on its own phone. Facebook quickly distributed a detailed denial of any phone-building activity, trying to cut the story at the knees by stating it is not building a phone but it is working on adding support for Facebook Connect into mobile operating systems and building a broadly accessible HTML5 version of its site. But the idea clearly has staying power, and why not — it’s a good one. Facebook should very soon start working outside its core competency to do things like make phones.