The plot thickens.
This weekend, TechCrunch received info from a source that Facebook would be launching a phone. Facebook's PR people quickly responded with a practiced denial. The same sort of denial Google used to quash rumors of the Nexus One.
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"The story is not accurate. Facebook is not building a phone."
Which seems pretty cut-and-dry, except immediately afterwards CNET reported that they too have heard rumors that the social media company has been talking with manufacturers and carriers about the possibility of a "Facebook" branded phone. One source placed the project in its "very early" stages and stated that the company has not decided whether or not to proceed.
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If Facebook does go on with this plan, it could be a really good idea, akin to extending the benefits of Google Voice to every communication tool your phone has at its disposal.