Facebook Phone: CEO says why it will never be made

For those of you who were watching the Facebook mobile event closely waiting for the words “Facebook” and “Phone” to be said together we have some big news for you. Mark Zuckerberg has given an interview killing off all rumors and speculation of said phone and given the reasons behind the rejection of such an idea.

Ben Parr over at Mashable, got the chance to interview Zuckerberg and a few other Facebook employees after the event yesterday and managed to get the answers to the questions everyone has been asking. The Facebook CEO has said that “Facebook is not a hardware company and that they do not want to sell anything physical”. The social networking site is very much keeping things social.

Although a few months back when the rumors were first sparked, Facebook initially denied the reports; however they never went away and 2 press conferences later, still no phone has materialised. The boss has now come out and stamped on the hopes of plenty of people but there will still be believers out there who think it will come out in the future.

Zuckerberg revealed that what Facebook ARE doing at the moment is working on deeper mobile integration with the likes of Android, iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Some people have mistaken the WP7 as a Facebook phone due to depth of its Facebook integration.

Just to firmly put his point in place, Zuckerberg reiterated his companies position. “We don’t sell hardware, that’s just not what we do, and it’s really damaging for us if that rumor is out, because then the people we actually partner with think we’re actually competitors.”

So now that the idea of a Facebook Phone is practically dead, how do you feel? Let us know in the comments. Was it always just a crazy rumor?