Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook VoIP phone

Techcrunch managed to get a very interesting  interview with Mark Zuckerberg as as he sought to clear up any rumours around the issue of a Facebook phone.
Zuckerberg was keen to stress that the company had a much grander strategy than simply producing a VoIP smartphone.
The Facebook empressario said: "Our whole strategy is not to build any specific device or integration or anything like that. Because we’re not trying to compete with Apple or the Droid or any other hardware manufacturer for that matter.

"Our strategy is very horizontal. We’re trying to build a social layer for everything. Basically we’re trying to make it so that every app everywhere can be social whether it’s on the web, or mobile, or other devices."
Facebook sees its future role as a platform for making all applications more integrated. The company has looked at the way that games have developed into much more by becoming social - particularly the offerings of Playfish and Playdom among others.

This means that they will not venture into producing a phone operating system in the way that android or iPhone have but instead turn Facebook into a layer. That would see any future products designed with the idea that your friends will always be with you.
Facebook is the world's largest social media network with more than 5 million hundred million users.

1 Response to "Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook VoIP phone"

  1. voip phone September 27, 2010 at 8:54 AM
    Great news. Now a day, people are jumping in to voip phone business blindly. Many think that this is the most profitable business however, i don't agree this. Prices have become too low to gain any real benifits from voip business. I don't think facebook will enjoy any profits from this business right now.