Rumors of a Facebook phone have been around for a couple of years. It makes sense -- Facebook's approach to the Web is to channel all our experiences through its own social network. As we use more mobile devices to interact with the Web, it follows that Facebook has an incentive to get into that market.
But so far, we've only seen a few phones that have dedicated interaction with Facebook's services. Most smartphones can run an application that gives users access to profiles, photos and other Facebook staples. Many phones allow you to upload images or video directly from your phone to your account. Still, there's no actual Facebook-branded phone on the market.
That may change. Rumor has it that the company is partnering with handset manufacturer HTC to create a smartphone that has deep Facebook feature integration built into it. It may run on a heavily altered version of Google's Android operating system. Will this phone get lots of "Like" responses from Facebook fans, or will it disappear soon after it debuts?