Only a billion for the photo service Instragram, now a private company smartphone?
Zuckerberg dreams from the BlackBerry?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (28) is known for its unusual business ideas. That he now apparently has an interest to let himself build mobile phones – unusual but not surprising.
Background: The embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is considering a split of the group.
The smartphone business could be separated from the messaging offer, told the “Sunday Times” without giving any sources.
The mobile phone division could be as an independent company taken public or sold. As a prospective Amazon and Facebook came into question.
BlackBerry has been suffering for some time under the growing pressure of competition from blockbusters such as the iPhone from Apple or the Galaxy series of Samsung.
Even more drives Zuckerberg forward the development of a Facebook phone.
He is said to have been asked some time ago former Apple employees, to come to terms with the idea, according to a blog of the “New York Times”.
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