The Facebook phone
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Facebook is building a mobile phone, says a source who has knowledge of the project.
Rumors surfaced earlier today that Facebook was building a mobile device based on Google's Android OS .
In 2007, Google said it wasn’t working on a Google Phone. In 2009, Google said it wasn’t working on its own branded phone.
How do you know when a Facebook PR person is lying? When their lips move (or they issue a statement!) ba-dum ching!
By now you’ve seen the “Facebook is doing a phone” and “No we’re not” headlines.
Facebook Inc. is working with mobile-handset manufacturer INQ Mobile Ltd. on two smartphones that may be carried by AT&T Inc. , according to three people familiar with the matter. The devices, which will feature Facebook social-networking services, are due to be introduced in Europe in the first half of 2011 and the U.S. in the second half, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public.
Of all the recent technology news, the one that’s held most of my interest is the existence of the Facebook phone . Why?