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New, Improved webOS Facebook app revealed in Pixi print ad?

by Derek Kessler Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:55 am EST

Palm ad featuring a new Facebook?

PreCentral forum member zeeebs was reading SF Weekly yesterday and flipping through the pages he spotted an ad for the Palm Pixi. Cool, another Palm ad, you think. But wait, there’s more (isn’t there always?). This ad showed off the webOS Facebook app, but it’s not like any Facebook app we’ve used on these phones.

If you squint real hard you can see what’s going on. The background of the app features the same News Feed stylings that we’re used to, but the top bar now includes a drop-down button that lets you choose between your News Feed, viewing Photos, a plain-old Search, your Inbox, checking your own Profile, and viewing Events. Those options are not options that we have right now in the Palm Facebook app, which as Dieter has described, is more like Twitter than Facebook. Whether you like that or not is another question entirely, but this ad at least shows the possibilities.

The question we have to ask is: will this be an update we’ll see any time soon? Or is this just the art department gone wild? So far we haven’t seen Palm’s ad gurus screw up with the new ad campaign, so we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that an update to the Facebook app is on its way.