Facebook App finally available for feature phones, the social networking site has introduced a mobile app for those with feature phones. Currently, a Facebook app is available for just about any smartphone platform but the company says that it wans “to bring Facebook to the most popular mobile phones around the world.” The app will give feature phone users access to Facebook messages, events, pictures, news feeds, profiles and more.
The announcement adds 14 more carriers and 2500 devices to the total number of mobile handsets that can access Facebook on the fly.
“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. We also wanted to make it available to as many people as possible. Similar to the 0.Facebook.com site, we’ve worked with mobile operators from around the world to let you try this without paying for any data charges. The 14 mobile operators…are offering free data access when using the new Facebook mobile app during the first 90 days after they launch.” In the release, Facebook product manager Mark Heynen said.
As of June 2010, feature phone owners make up a full 79% of all mobile phone owners. That number is even higher in countries like China and India.Worldwide, however, most people are still using feature phones — and Facebook’s efforts to cater to those users are a smart move for those without smart phones. What do you think of Facebook’s move with its new App for feature phone?