Analyst suggest Facebook buy Nokia, make a Windows Phone

imageWe have heard that Facebook has a new impetus to develop a mobile platform of its own.  Now Paris-based Paul Amsellem, managing director of Mobile Network Group, a mobile marketing company, suggests the company could get into the game most easily by buying Nokia and releasing a Windows Phone.

"Facebook needs somebody with an understanding of networking, technology, carrier relationships and logistics," he said. "They can acquire one of these two players for not a lot of money."

Amsellem said Facebook desperately needs to "do something in mobile" to find a new technology sector where it can grow.

Facebook admitted in its IPO filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that users shifting from desktop and laptop computers to mobile devices were hurting its ability to sell advertisements, which aren’t as predominant on the mobile platforms.

Not all analysts are convinced this is the best strategy.

Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney feels instead of creating a smartphone, Facebook executives need to "get themselves ready to compete with Amazon, Apple, Google and others as an ecosystem before they start making phones," he said. "It would be best to continue on with partnerships and being device-agnostic."

Read more at Computerworld.com here.

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