'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4
Published on Mar 30, 2013 6:21 AM
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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