Saturday, February 14, 2009

Facebook goes after Nokia

It has been reported by The Wall Street Journal that Facebook has aggressively upped it's plans to forge a strategic relationship with a mobile phone manufacturer. Present talks are with Nokia, who are the worlds largest mobile phone maker. The goal would be to have Facebook allowed to embed degrees of Facebook functionality into a range of Nokia handsets.

It's believed that this could be anything from simple contact information merged with Nokia's address book, to more in-depth interactions such as the ability to scroll through a mobile interface to see if Facebook friends were logged in and then messages them or post to their Wall.

According to The Journal these talks have been pending for months but no financial terms have been disclosed. It is suspected that the delay in an agreement being reached is due to Nokia's uncertainty about whether to develop it's own Social Network or utilise Facebook's already developed network.

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