Rumors of a Facebook phone have been running rampant and come Tuesday, 15th of January, such a device could be unveiled at Facebook’s press event. This is despite Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg denying reports of a Facebook phone once in July, and another time in September. MG Siegler of TechCrunch reports that according to multiple sources, such a device does exist and could be on track for a launch at Facebook’s press event tomorrow. Details are slim and to be fair, it is unclear as to whether Facebook will be taking the wraps off actual hardware, or if they will be using hardware from a smartphone manufacturer to show off a possible Facebook OS for mobile devices.
Considering that Amazon has managed to launch their Kindle Fire products with a modified version of Android running on top of it, we wouldn’t be surprised if Facebook has done something similar as well – assuming that such a platform/device exists of course. Facebook has attempted to launch a Facebook phone in the past, although this was more of a partnership with HTC where the company pushed out an Android smartphone with tighter Facebook integration and dedicated Facebook buttons. Despite the social network’s popularity, the phone did not do so well so we have to admit that we were quite surprised to hear rumors that Facebook could be coming back for a rematch. Either way take this with a grain of salt for now, but as the press event is set for tomorrow, we guess we won’t have to wait long to see if it pans out!
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