Emily Tan
Nov 24, 2011

Will the rumoured Facebook phone, “Buffy”, succeed?

GLOBAL – While rumours of the “official” Facebook phone have been in the wind for years, the tech industry seems convinced it is being built by HTC. But can this new entry, codenamed "Buffy", be a success?

The Facebook phone may be targeted at emerging markets.

The escalation of these confirmed rumours’ may be the result of the iOS5’s integration with Twitter and Google’s acquisition of Motorola. “Facebook is building a phone because Facebook has to build a phone,” wrote Techcrunch columist MG Siegler.

Both HTC and Facebook have declined to comment on the issue, but numerous tech sites have pointed out that this was standard operating procedure for many tech companies.

Rumour or not, what would...

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