Cloud Touch Facebook phone clears FCC

April 8, 2011
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INQ has received word that the Cloud Touch Facebook Phone has cleared the FCC. Dubbed simply "The Facebook Phone," the Cloud Touch will likely head to AT&T since testing included support for GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA Bands II and V. There's no word on when the Cloud Touch will make it to MaBell, or how much it will run, but analysts looking at pricing and availability in Europe speculate that the device will sell for about $500 unsubsidized or $30 with a two year deal from AT&T. And although we don't have a launch date just yet, the 180 day request for non disclosure should put this in AT&T stores sometime in late summer or early fall, if guessing correctly.

Specs for the Cloud Touch Facebook Phone include a Qualcomm MSM7227 800MHz processor, 3.5” touch screen, 512MB of internal storage, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. In addition, it will run Android 2.2 (Froyo) out of the box, which is a drag, but considering it's relatively slower processor, it's not going to be doing a lot of high end applications. The heart of the phone is it's Facebook applications, including status updates, chat places, and events. Additionally, Facebook's Social graphing application will enable users who live on the site daily to get updates directly from those they interact with the most.

The phone is also a 5MP camera, but I wouldn't expect HD considering the low power of the processor and screen. So while users will be able to upload images and videos directly to ... you guessed it ... Facebook, they're likely not to be in high definition. But at least users will have a full slide up QWERTY to type with. If this phone doesn't float your boat, there are two more Facebook phones coming down the pipe this summer as well, including the HTC Salsa and Cha Cha.

So, if you're a Facebook user looking for an Android tool to help live your lives on the Social site, stay tuned here at AC for more info on the Facebook Phone Trio as it develops.

[via Wireless Goodness]


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  • Nory82688sn

    This phone is a little bit of a drag, I really thought since it had facebooks name on it,it would’ve been a little more impressive. They didn’t even put a 1ghz processor in it, even though that is old technology. I would’ve liked to see more bang.

    • lifeisdriving

      Facebook phone = phone for pre-teen girls. No need for great specs, it is after all a $30 phone. This is the phone you get for your kid at the same time you are picking up the droid bionic for yourself.

  • Regianldbearclaw

    I like how you call a 2nd gen 800mhz processor slow even though its barely slower then the 1st gen 1ghz phones and there are only 2 or 3 dual core phones out. I realized the tech industry moves fast but i think your smoking crack when you say stuff like its not gonna run high end apps. Of course that statement is true when your talking about the newest games that only run on Tegra 2. Maybe im missing out on high end apps but im not sure what your even talking about. Seriously anyone who thought this phone was gonna be something awesome was kidding themselves. It is and always was going to be a phone for young teens and girls who like facebook more then smartphones.