Above is a mockup concept and may not be at all related to a final product.

In the past, we have shared rumors that Facebook was looking to develop their own smartphone. These rumors suggested everything from Facebook planning to build their own hardware, to Facebook teaming up with HTC on a Facebook branded and optimized smartphone. Apparently, the later rumor may turn out to be true. According to a report at Bloomberg, Facebook is indeed working with HTC on a deeply integrated Facebook phone. The only details that were given seem to suggest that Facebook is working with HTC on their own forked version of Android for the device. Other than that, there were no details spilled about hardware or a specific timeframe for release other than the hint of 2013.

What do you think? Could a Facebook focused Android phone flourish?

Source: HTCOneForum via BloomBerg