Facebook, like Microsoft before it, chose to pitch their new Home interface as people-centric. That's in contrast to the app-centric approach of Apple's iOS Springboard, and other platforms before it dating back to Palm and Newton. To emphasize the difference, and in hopes of selling it to the masses, Facebook has released a commercial of sorts. And... I'm not really sure what vibe they were going for. It seems to land somewhere between the original Palm Pre lady and Google's give-us-all-your-kids-stuff on the creepy scale.
The Facebook not-a-phone is targeted at people for whom Facebook is the primary purpose of the internet. If you're one of those people, chances are you're already okay with Facebook getting all up in your information in exchange for socially sorted communications and connections, I don't know how this commercial helps make you feel good about giving them that level of trust. If you're scared of Facebook and don't want their tentacles anywhere near your life or loved ones, I don't know how this commercial helps move you from that opinion.
Created for those that want to maintain their active lifestyle, the Seidio ACTIVE Case provides great shock and impact absorption while adding minimal bulk to your iPhone 5. This two-layer case features a compact and lightweight rubber polymer with a precisely positioned hard skeleton for added protection. Available in a variety of colors to choose from.
Facebook has just finished their new Home on Android event -- see our live blog for the blow-by-blow) and... it pretty much went as expected. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg showed off their new home screen experience for Android, which he described as people-centric vs. app-centric. HTC's Peter Chou introduced the first phone that'll ship with it built-in, the AT&T-bound HTC First. Beyond that, Facebook Home will also be coming to existing Android devices.
And yeah, the HTC First hardware design outline is pretty iPhone-like, which is either conveniently consistent, or depressingly dull, depending on your point of view...
Our Mobile Nations sibling site, Android Central will have continuing coverage throughout the day, so keep it locked there for more.
Meantime, let me know, anything compelling enough about HTC First + Facebook Home to make you consider switching? Or does the mere idea of Facebook getting all up into your phone jammy make you run screaming from the internet?
These protectors are made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from rock chips and provides your iPhone 5 with unmatched scratch protection from outside elements. They are tough, durable and are easy to install and remove. Includes 2 complete sets.
The I-MEGO Throne Headphones look great, but how do they sound? Watch the video above and find out and then let me know what you think -- would you use them with your iPhone or iPad?
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The Belkin Grip Max Case provides protection and style for your iPhone 5. This contemporary, yet classic design features a light texture that adds visual and tactile appeal for a completely customized look. The thin, yet durable skin is a stylish way to keep your phone's surface free of scratches and scuffs, without adding extra bulk. Available in 3 different color combinations.