Last week we saw the first so-called Facebook Phone. While rumors had suggested Facebook might be building its own branded phone and/or platform, the INQ Cloud Tech is actually an Android phone with some tight Facebook integration including a large Facebook Widget on the home screen for accessing your social networking data. Now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says we can expect to see “dozens of phones” with this kind of social integration.
The comments came during a video presentation as HTC unveiled two new phones with Facebook integration.
Honestly, this makes a lot more sense to me than a Facebook phone anyway. Facebook is a software company, not a hardware company. Rather than competing with existing device makers, Facebook is partnering with them to get its software onto their phones — which provides customers with more reason and opportunity to use Facebook’s core products and services.
You can check out the video after the break.