All of these devices are capable of providing better user experience due to its high-end computing ability as compared to non-smartphone devices or Feature Phones. And when we talk about getting connected with our favorite social networking sites like Facebook, we would prefer having an app installed on our smartphone rather than just by visiting directly on mobile sites. But for Facebook, it doesn’t end on leaving those who are still using Feature Phones, thinking how they’re compromised with the less-intuitive interface of Facebook for Mobile site.
Oh yes, Facebook App on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone 7, offers a better experience. But the question is how many are using smartphones of the entire mobile phone market? Well, according to The Nielsen Company in October last year – Feature Phones shared 70.3% of the total mobile phone market in the US alone, while 29.7% is shared by Smartphone devices. And that’s the reason why Facebook launched a new mobile app for the full gamut of your above-average Feature Phones.
Today, we’re launching a new mobile app to bring Facebook to the most popular mobile phones around the world. The Facebook for Feature Phones app works on more than 2,500 devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG and other manufacturers, and it was built in close cooperation with Snaptu. The app provides a better Facebook experience for our most popular features, including an easier-to-navigate home screen, contact synchronization, and fast scrolling of photos and friend updates.
The Facebook for Feature Phones App can be downloaded by visiting m.fb.snaptu.com/f directly on your phone browser. It’s initially available to 14 mobile operators, and similar to Facebook Zero, the app will allow you to access Facebook for free for the first 90 days since it has been launched. These mobile operators include:
Dialog (Sri Lanka)
STC (Saudi Arabia)
Three (Hong Kong)
Viva (Dominican Republic)
There’s no Telco listed from the Philippines as of the moment though, surely we’ll let you know once we got updates on this. So, you’re still rocking your Feature Phone? Try this new Facebook App and do let us know what you think about it.
Update: Facebook for Every Phone Released