Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th May 2013 22:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The reviews are in: Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg's grandiose stab at totally controlling our mobile experience, is an unmitigated disaster. On Wednesday, AT&T announced that it was dropping the price of the HTC First smartphone, which comes with Facebook Home built in, from $99 to 99 cents. Think about that: a new smartphone, priced to jump off the shelves at Dollar General. It's a great deal, but it is also hugely embarrassing for Zuckerberg. [...] For confirmation we need only look at the Google Play store, where the Facebook Home app, which can be installed on select Android phones, has now fallen to the No. 338 ranking in the category of free apps. That's 200 spots lower than it ranked just two weeks ago." Totally did not see this coming whatsoever.
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RE: Shocking...
by Laurence on Sun 12th May 2013 12:55 UTC in reply to "Shocking..."
Laurence
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I wish that were true, but sadly I don't think that's the case. This is more a case of consumers showing that a crowded market place does push standards up* and that Facebook Home was below par on user experience so consumers went elsewhere.

* Apple and Microsoft, I'm looking at you and the anti-competitive behaviors you slip into whenever anyone threatens to release a better product than you. You can litigate all you want, but so long as the competition keeps releasing better products then consumers will keep buying them. So sort your shit out and compete with the market instead of trying to prevent them from competing with yourselves. </rant>

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