Will the ‘Facebook Phone’ run on Windows Phone?
We do know that Windows Phone OS has a much deeper integration with Facebook which is indeed greater than any OS out there, which may go on to be an added advantage for Microsoft when it talks head-to head with Facebook.
- First up, Google is the top competitor of Facebook and so if the Facebook Phone goes on to run on the Android OS, then, it would have to depend on its competitor, which would indeed be tough.
- Facebook’s knowledge in the field of developing the OS, manufacturing, shipping, marketing a device and much more are nothing as compared to Microsoft. So Facebook may take the help of Microsoft who is very much experienced in this field, where Google has failed (Remember Google Nexus One?).
- Facebook’s user base is HUGE! And if Microsoft successfully partners with Facebook, then it may look on to push Facebook’s tariff to its own services specially Bing.
- MS is deeply interested in offering a NFC-powered payment product for consumers with supported Windows Phones and they also want to become a physical version of PayPal before Google does it with Wallet.