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Reliance & Facebook launches new Facebook mobile app

Reliance Communications and Facebook on Wednesday announced the launch of a new Facebook mobile app, exclusively available for Reliance subscribers in India. Reliance customers using their Facebook account can now stay connected on their mobile phones without having to upgrade to a smartphone. For this, Reliance is providing an offer where all users can enjoy this app free for three months without incurring any charges for data.

“This agreement between Reliance Communications and Facebook will unleash the real power of social networking in India. This tie-up will enable anytime anywhere access to Facebook from almost every popular handset model currently available in India,” said Prashant Gokarn, 3G business head, Reliance Communications.

Reliance Communication said the Facebook app provides a ‘smartphone like’ experience on feature phones. It brings most of the popular features and user experience already deployed on Facebook mobile app for smartphones too and is optimized for speed and performance on the Reliance network.

It enables users to view photos from their mobile handset and synchronize the local address book contacts with the Facebook friends. It also allows Facebook login to third-party services within the app such as news, sports and games.

The new Facebook app for Java-powered feature phones would be made available for most of the popular handset models in India, the release added.

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