No One Wants a Facebook Phone, Survey Says


As popular as Facebook is, it turns out the potential Facebook Phone doesn’t have the same popularity. In fact, the Facebook Phone is like that kid that no one wants to sit next to at lunch, with a recent Amazon report finding that 82 percent of those polled wouldn’t even consider buying the phone.

On top of that, Facebook didn’t fare too well in other departments. The social network came in last in platform rankings, falling to big players such as Apple and Android/Google, as well as third to last in the popularity contest. Only Samsung and Sony came behind Facebook, showing that users prefer Apple and Android when it comes to the devices, music and cloud experience.

Of course, take into account that as of this time Facebook hasn’t even confirmed a phone specifically catered toward the social network. With much speculation running rampant and no true facts, we could see people being skeptical about committing to the Facebook Phone right now. Perhaps after Facebook’s event today there will be more converts, as 15 percent of those surveyed said they would need to know more about the phone before making a decision.

This study, which was conducted using the Bizrate Insights survey platform and collected data from 3,269 online buyers between March 11 and March 14, also found that interest in an Amazon phone is also low. Rumors of an Amazon Kindle smartphone have been making the rounds for awhile, but 66 percent of those surveyed said they wouldn’t even consider purchasing the smartphone and accompanying Amazon phone service.

Molly Klinefelter
Follow Molly Klinefelter on Google+; Follow LAPTOPMAG on Twitter;, Google+; or Facebook.
Molly Klinefelter on
Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options