Rumors Swirl -- Is The Facebook Phone a Good Idea?

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Newsflash: Facebook has a mobile problem, and it's a big one. It can't make money over mobile devices. The recently minted IPO clearly needs to crack the code in the mobile sphere, especially as its users migrate to mobile devices more and more. But how should they approach this? Well, wunderkid CEO Mark Zuckerberg might have a solution in the works. Recently, rumors swirled about a secret project within Facebook that's intended to develop a branded smartphone. And while this holds implications for companies across a host of industries, is it the right move for Facebook? Both Apple and Google have relegated much of the current smartphone market to the dustbin. Does Facebook stand a chance against two of the biggest names in tech? Listen on to find out.

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This could save Face Book. FaceBook needs a phone Company that has a big fresh reach without bad news with it and that is Magic Jack the ( CALL ) and it price is cheap. It has Home PC's Cell phone and it runs on all networks. Face Book could not ask for a better Company to run a phone platform from. Plus it has NFC built in it. But they better move fast for there are two other phone companies that we all know that are looking at Magic Jack for cutting into there market share by storm

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