Facebook phones and tablets coming soon
Facebook is blowing its cash on hiring iPhone engineers for a new project.
Soon you could be buying Facebook phones
Facebook-branded phones are nothing new but Facebook designed and built phones certainly are.
It’s being reported that “Buffy”, the mysterious project to develop a Facebook-centric smartphone alongside phone manufacturer HTC, is seeing staff numbers increase.
Intriguingly, these enlarged ranks include half a dozen former Apple employees, which have direct experience working on the iPhone and one on the iPad. This adds to the growing speculation that Facebook wants to build an Android-based Facebook mobile platform.
Insiders suggest that Facebook is worried that unless it develops its own hardware platform, it will simply become just another software app.
Facebook could certainly emulate the path that Amazon has taken with its Kindle Fire tablet, but looks to be targeting the more lucrative mobile phone market with Facebook being the front-end for a host of services.
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