According to the recent rumors, Facebook is prepping its own smartphone. Some sources claim that the company is in the process of recruiting hardware engineers for a device that is expected to be launched by 2013. However, we don’t know when the Facebook Phone will hit the market.
Designer Michal Bonikowski has created a concept of this phone on Yanko Design to give us an idea on how it could look like. It features a sleek case with the blue signature of Facebook. The device is made of metal and it has a 4.2 inch display. It has an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. He has included a docking station to charge the device in the design.
In 2010, Facebook was reported to work on a smartphone. The sources claimed that the initiative was stopped in between due to some development issues. In April, HTC and Facebook were reported to be working together to develop a social network centric device codenamed Buffy. In May, it was reported that Facebook is recruiting former Apple engineers to build the hardware for the smartphone.