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Facebook and Nokia to partner on Mobile Deal

Paidcontent reports that Nokia (opens in new tab) and Facebook might be heading for a cosy alliance which will see the mobile handset manufacturer integrate Facebook's tool into thousands if not millions of handsets, a move not unlike Apple's informal adoption of Google and Youtube.

The agreement could also see Nokia purchase a stake of Facebook, which would bring Nokia onboard with Microsoft and Hutchinson Whampoa - Nokia's preferred partner for Three Mobile.

A senior Nokia executive apparently leaked the information to David Kaplan of Paidcontent saying that the talks are still in very early stages.

Nokia is trying to become cool again after losing that battle to Apple last year and getting Facebook onboard might be one way of wooing crowds again.

That might come at a price though given that Nokia already has a Mobile Social Network called Mosh which the company might want to offload to Facebook as part of the deal.

Facebook also has some nifty applications that allow Facebook users to upload content and access the site from mobile devices like smartphones and handsets.

Nokia has also previously announced partnerships with a number of content owners like Universal Music, CNN, Sony Pictures, in order to compete more effectively against Apple.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.