Why First Official Facebook Phone Isn't

It was right there on AllFacebook, the blog committed to following all things Facebook, "First Official Facebook Phone, INQ Cloud Touch, Debuts."  Only it wasn't true. Read a little further and you see the tell, "the closest thing there is to the first official Facebook phone."

While the phone may use a "Facebook-infused interface," there's a long way between being considered what Phandroid calls "Facebook-heavy" and being considered official.

I should know because I put the question to Facebook myself more than a month ago and got an earful about Facebook's mission and how none of it has to do with an official phone.

"Facebook is not building a mobile phone," a San Francisco-based Facebook spokesman told Press:Here. "Facebook wants to be on every phone and not force users to one particular phone."

After all, what does Facebook need with a phone when there's already an app on practically every smartphone and feature phone for the social network?

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