Rumours are emerging that Nokia is in talks with Facebook to port the generally still-in-favour social network to its range of handsets. Sources have suggested that this could be as prominent a placement as the “YouTube” button is on Apple’s iPhone.
Facebook could benefit from Nokia’s advertising campaigns in retail outlets, and there’s even the possibility of Nokia “doing a Microsoft” and buying a stake in the young company.
If these rumours are based on even a smidgen of truth, then it marks another expansion of Nokia’s empire.
A senior Nokia executive is reported as saying, “There is talk of a partnership in the works… it’s safe to say we’re testing the waters and things still have to be worked out,” but, unsurprisingly, no official word from either company.
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By Andy Merrett | January 21st, 2008