Facebook is Building an Android-Based Smartphone

Reports are surfacing of a Facebook-backed smartphone running Google’s Android system, built by INQ (who also manufactures a phone for Skype). GigaOm’s Om Malik says he’s been aware of the project “for quite some time,” and Bloomberg News reported that Facebook Inc. will release two AT&T smartphones in 2011, first in Europe and then in America. (Adding that 25% of Facebook users access the social networking site with their wireless devices.)

“Like some people would love to have a Hello Kitty phone or a Batman phone, there are undoubtedly buyers waiting with bated breath for a phone that says Facebook on it…” notes one technology blog. “The buying public seems to be entranced with the idea of the phrase ‘Facebook phone’ so rumors persist.”

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  • releasethedogs

    Can we keep these types of stories on Gizmodo?

  • Anonymous

    Can we keep these types of stories on Gizmodo?

  • harrybarracuda

    Already denied by FB – how come you didn’t mention it? Or just poor research?

  • Anonymous

    Already denied by FB – how come you didn’t mention it? Or just poor research?

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