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'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4

Published on Mar 30, 2013 6:21 AM
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A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Facebook fuelled fresh talk on Friday about its own mobile phone after the leading social network scheduled a press announcement for next week. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook fuelled fresh talk on Friday about its own mobile phone after the leading social network scheduled a press announcement for next week.

Shortly after the Facebook invitation went out for the April 4 event, the technology news site TechCrunch reported the announcement would be a modified version of the Google Android operating system with "deep native Facebook functionality".

Another report on "9 to 5 Google" said Facebook designing the software for the new smartphone, which would be made by Taiwan's HTC.

Facebook's invitation said only "Come See Our New Home On Android."

 
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