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Facebook Launches New Mobile Site For Feature Phones

Social networking giant Facebook has launched a new mobile website designed specifically for lower-end mobile devices.

In a blog post, the company explained that the website, which was developed in partnership with Snaptu, will work on the more than 2,500 lower-end mobile phones from Nokia, Samsung and LG.

The feature site has been optimised for use on basic mobile phones and comes with key Facebook features like an easier to navigate home screen, contact synchronisation and easy accessibility to photos and friend updates.

The company has inked deals with 14 telephone operators in key developing nations to offer access to the website free of charge for 90 days after launch.

Facebook engineer Mark Heynen said in a statement: “During the next few months, we plan to make the app available through more carriers in other countries so you can have a great mobile Facebook experience no matter what device you use.”