A Facebook Phone? Time for More Android Rumors

Mark Zuckerberg discusses the social-network site's upgraded features. Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Looks like it’s that time of year again—the time when rumors of a “Facebook phone” pop up like tulips after a spring rainstorm. This time around, it was a cryptic announcement by the social network about a mobile event next week that set the rumor mill in motion: Since the invitation mentioned Android, the speculation is that the company will finally announce a handset that has full Facebook functionality integrated into it. It’s easy to see how this would help the social network build engagement and possibly monetize mobile, but do users really want one?

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