A third of Brits would ditch their current handsets for a Facebook phone

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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.

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Editor Becca is passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing. She’s particularly interested in wearable technology, how our mobiles can help us to get fitter and ways to introduce mindfulness and meditation into our busy working lives. As a northerner living in London, she loves exploring the city, going to the cinema at every possible opportunity and Instagramming everything that crosses her path.





Becca CaddyA third of Brits would ditch their current handsets for a Facebook phone
  • Simon Johnny

    “62% said they'd love the Facebook chat accessibility to be deeper integrated into their handsets”- That'd be a Windows Phone then.

    “57% assumed it'd be cheaper than the iPhone so would get it to just save some pennies.”- That'd be a Windows Phone then.

    “A sad 55% also said that it'd be great to have constant access to Facebook made even easier”- That'd be a Windows Phone then.

    ” fickle 48% said they'd want one so they could just follow the latest tech trends”- I guess you know the answer to that, It'd be a Windows Phone.

    I'd really be surprised if Facebook Opt to re-skin a or even create their own user interface. It'd lose the bling thing that android phones have going for them, and while a facebook only interface might work, they'd have to find away to launch additional programs or it'd simply be a facebook device, and not a smart phone. That in itself could provide tricky when people start wanting to use app widgets etc.

  • cardealer island

    Again a threat to the mobiles..that too from the same threat as google faces.Hendrick Cadillac