Social network giant Facebook is hoping to explore revenue-generating opportunities in the mobile Internet market as it hopes to launch Facebook phone next year, according to a New York Times report. This was in the face of the company admitting that it was having problems keeping up with its growing mobile audience.
Recently, the social networking company launched its own App Store as a platform for launching mobile programs that use the site. Facebook’s Aaron Brady, however, clarified that the App Center is not designed to in any way compete with the iOS or Android but promotes apps that use Facebook on both platforms.
The New York Times report bared that Facebook has already hired over half a dozen software and hardware engineers who have worked on the Apple iPhone and iPad. At the same time, it has also collaborated with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC to create a handset codenamed “Buffy,” a project first announced last year in the technology blog All Things Digital… Read more