Social Networks Cozy Up to Smartphones

Social networking player Facebook is reportedly talking with smartphone maker Nokia about integrating site access into the handset maker's mobile device operating system.

Such integration would let users interact with Facebook friends without having to log-in at Facebook and let users bypass the work of downloading software now needed for mobile device access.

According to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday, there are no details on Nokia devices under consideration or what the financial agreement might be. The Journal also said Facebook is working with Palm on integrating social network capabilities into its new WebOS platform, and talking to Motorola about device integration as well.

The news comes as popularity of social networks continues to soar and the battle big competitors Facebook and competitor MySpace rages on.

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