We have talked a lot about the much speculated Apple iPhone 5 recently, shutting down most of the rumors and reports that surfaced in the last few months. Keeping Apple’s iPhone 5 aside, we are now going to talk about Facebook mobile phone for a while. Yes, you heard it right! A recent report has surfaced claiming that Facebook will be unveiling its own mobile phone some-time in 2013. More on it, right after the jump.
Facebook Mobile Phone Really Under Development?
It hasn’t been long enough when the social networking giant Facebook started hiring ex-Apple employees. Apart from Apple employees, they even took their chance and hired Grant Paul, an active member from the jailbreak-community and developer of a number of jailbroken apps and tweaks. The report which has surfaced recently claims that Facebook is going to shake hands with famous mobile-brand HTC to introduce its own mobile phone next year.
Officially, Facebook has been hiring employees from the mobile industry for quite a while now, and this directly hints on development of the much hyped Facebook mobile phone. The report comes from BloomBerg and here’s an excerpt from it:
“Facebook Inc. (FB), owner of the largest social network, is working with HTC Corp. to built its own smartphone for release as soon as mid-2013, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The companies had intended to release the device as early as the end of this year, and pushed back the timetable to give HTC more time to work on other products, said some of the people, who requested anonymity because the plans aren’t public. Facebook is also developing a modified operating system for the device and has assembled a team of former Apple Inc. (AAPL) programmers to improve its iPhone application, people said.”
Though there is nothing we can say about the Facebook mobile phone as of now, we can surely confirm the speculation regarding Facebook mobile phone. Yes, Facebook is showing interest in developing its own mobile phone. Now since we know that the Facebook mobile phone comes some-time in the next year, we are just left with a simple question for our loyal readers. Who want’s the upcoming Facebook Mobile Phone?