Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Will the Real Facebook Phone Please Stand Up?
Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 12:00 PM
"When Microsoft and Facebook announced that they were partnering to integrate Facebook and Bing for social network-powered search, it confirmed something I thought Monday: Windows Phone 7 is the real Facebook phone. I don't know whether Facebook has a secret team working on a phone where they control the OS. But the company don't need one. It's already deeply integrated into Android and iOS. Now with the Microsoft partnership, it's tied to the most socially optimized smartphone ever brought to the market."
Tim Carmody from Wired has posted an interesting piece that proclaims that Windows Phone 7 is the real Facebook phone. After weeks of rumours of a Facebook phone (which has yet to surface), Tim suggests that the deep social integration of Windows Phone 7 offers the best experience yet for Facebook users. He demonstrates further that as Microsoft has fallen behind in the smartphone wars, their incentive to try new things, especially with search and social integration, has become a priority. Ultimately he suggests that Microsoft and Facebook are way ahead of the curve when it comes to integrating socials aspects into their products; a skill they will need to exploit to take advantage of as competitors look to become more socially adept.