Facebook Hoping to 'Friend' Nokia
Feb 12, 2009, 9:39 AM by Eric M. Zeman
According to the Wall Street Journal, social networking web site Facebook and Nokia are discussing a potential partnership. The deal would have Nokia embed portions of Facebook's services into Nokia's phones, according to the WSJ's sources. One example cited would be having the phone use a person's Facebook contacts as the main set of contacts on the phone, including the ability for users to see the online status of other users, send them messages and post on their walls. Discussions between the two companies have been on-going for months, and it doesn't appear that they are ready to make a formal announcement. Some issues still being ironed out include how much user information Facebook would be able to access, such as web browsing history or buying habits. The companies plan to announce something at the Mobile World Congress show, but final details of this partnership won't be included in that news.
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