Das Gerücht eines kommenden Smartphones von Facebook hat sich weiter verdichtet. Die New York Times berichtet, dass laut Aussagen von Facebook-Mitarbeitern und Personen, welche für das Projekt von Facebook angeworben werden sollten, Facebook 2013 ein eigenes Smartphone herausbringen will.
Employees of Facebook and several engineers who have been sought out by recruiters there, as well as people briefed on Facebook’s plans, say the company hopes to release its own smartphone by next year. These people spoke only on the condition of anonymity for fear of jeopardizing their employment or relationships with Facebook.
The company has already hired more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad, the employees and those briefed on the plans said.