Mar 28 AT 9:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 56 Comments

Facebook to unveil Android phone by HTC next week?

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Facebook just sent out invites for an Android related event next week, and TechCrunch is reporting that their sources say it will be the often rumored “Facebook Phone.” All the Android blogs were invited to attend with message that read, “Come see our new home on Android.”

Rumors suggest that Facebook will unveil a smartphone built by HTC that runs a modified version of Android. TechCrunch says the project is called “Facebook Home” and “it’s hallmark would be a heavily Facebook-ified mobile phone home screen.” This could include a Facebook feed right on the home screen, along with easy access to Facebook specific apps.

I’m pretty sure my mom would buy a Facebook phone, but I don’t know how big the total market for such a device would be. We will be in California next week to see what Facebook has in store, so check back soon for updates.

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What do you think Facebook will announce next week?

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