Following news that Facebook might be launching its own brand smartphone at some point over the next few years, MyVoucherCodes.co.uk asked 968 people in a flash poll whether they’d buy a handset created by the social network or not.
According to the study more than 32% of Brits would upgrade their current phone at the drop of a hat if the rumoured Facebook smartphone became available. The respondents were initially asked whether a Facebook branded phone would be a “good idea” and a whipping 73% agreed.
Interestingly, when asked why a Facebook smartphone would be so appealing, 62% said they’d love the Facebook chat accessibility to be deeper integrated into their handsets and 57% assumed it’d be cheaper than the iPhone so would get it to just save some pennies. A sad 55% also said that it’d be great to have constant access to Facebook made even easier and a fickle 48% said they’d want one so they could just follow the latest tech trends.
The New York Times article that sparked a lot of rumours about the Facebook handset yesterday suggested that it could be with us as early as next year. Although we think that guess is a little optimistic, at least a lot of you will be waiting on the edge of your seats to purchase one.
By Becca Caddy | May 29th, 2012