There’s been numerous hints and rumors and talks in regards to Facebook that may just be creating their own phone, to enter the mobile phone market with their own device.
The NYTimes has already brought back these rumors just this weekend in saying in a report that says that Facebook is actually planning to release their own smartphone by next year. Above all their talented workers, Facebook has already hired a few previous Apple iPhone/iPad engineers for this project:
The company has already hired more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad, the employees and those briefed on the plans said.
This is the third attempt apparently, made by Facebook to create their own smartphone. Plans made previously had reported a “failure” attempt after running into much difficulties. Though Facebook is now trying to hire new engineers coming with mobile phone work history to make the process less difficult.
Facebook apparently has an interest that is compelling in selling smartphones of their own with their own software. Facebook already has very popular mobile applications for the iOS and Android OS’s, which lacks control on those platforms unfortunately.
Mark is worried that if he doesn’t create a mobile phone in the near future that Facebook will simply become an app on other mobile platforms,” a Facebook employee said