Are the Facebook phone rumors about to come to a head?
Rumors of a Facebook phone have been doing the rounds for a very long time. Facebook has remained pretty tight lipped about its mobile plans so getting any confirmation or information on a potential handset was never going to happen. Reports vary on whether or not it will be an actual phone or software for a third party device. Today, the social network offered a hint with the announcement of an Android event scheduled for early next month.
Facebook today sent out invitations for an event set to take place on April 4 (next Thursday). Though the invites doing give much away, they do ask attendees to "Come See Our New Home On Android." The event will take place at Facebook's headquarters and is rumored to feature a custom version of Android with Facebook integration.
TechCrunch cites its own unnamed source that said there would be a press event in early April to unveil a modified version of Android. Another source said this version of Android would offer "deep native Facebook functionality on the homescreen that may live on an HTC handset."
The event is scheduled to take place next Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT. We'll keep you posted on any developments.