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Sometimes, analysis comes ahead of the news. Like today. Last night I posted my analysis of why mobile is critical to Facebook and its future. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is in talks with Nokia, the world’s largest phone maker, to embed its […]

nok_1760_11144Sometimes, analysis comes ahead of the news. Like today. Last night I posted my analysis of why mobile is critical to Facebook and its future. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is in talks with Nokia, the world’s largest phone maker, to embed its social network into Nokia phones. The Journal reports that Nokia is torn between starting its own social network or working with Facebook. It is a no-brainer — starting its own social network would be yet another not-so-smart move by Nokia, which still has to show that it has web chops. Partnering with Facebook, MySpace and others is the right way to go.

  1. [...] – Giga reports that Facebook is negotiating with Nokia to embad its platform on Nokia phones. Nokia isn’t [...]

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  2. Yes, Nokia is way behind on this stuff. It blows my mind that I cant find a s60 facebook application, if i want to use fb on the move have to use the mobile site which is ok, but an app would be better.

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  3. you are right – partnership with Facebook, MySpace will be more fruitful.

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  4. So what happens in a year or three when people are sick of facebook and myspace and something new has come along? Nokia should invest in the next generation of “Social Network” and develop something entirely new and better. Facebook and MySpace are old news and will eventually be replaced by something even lamer.

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  5. An embedded social network from Facebook would bind Nokia to one partnership.
    It was MySpace, it’s Facebook now but they’re will be a new one sooner or later.
    Mobile Social Network hasn’t really yet started.

    A Nokia open software that would interact perfectly with Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and the new ones and give them easy access to the phone voice, video, GPS, camera… would be better for Nokia.

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  6. There is now a software platform available that — if someone were to write a Facebook application — that one application would run on ALL S60, nearly ALL S40, as well as over 1 BILLION other phones shipped in the last 18 months. And all without any permission from Nokia or your carrier. http://www.Everypoint.com

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  7. An embedded social network from Facebook would bind Nokia to one partnership.
    It was MySpace, it’s Facebook now but they’re will be a new one sooner or later.
    Mobile Social Network hasn’t really yet started.

    A Nokia open software that would interact perfectly with Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and the new ones and give them easy access to the phone voice, video, GPS, camera… would be better for Nokia.

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  8. Why dont facebook makes a j2me midp 2.0 app which will run almost all phone besides iphone

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  9. Why dont facebook makes a j2me midp 2.0 app which will run almost all phone besides iphone (only god damn phone manufacturer which donot supports j2me/mobile java )

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  10. Nokia should have a social networking platform where any current or future social network can plug in ..

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