Facebook holding event on Wednesday

Like our sibling site, Android Central, TiPb has been invited to a mobile event at Facebook HQ this Wednesday, November 3. If it had just been AC, I'd have started wondering about that Facebook phone. Just TiPb and I might have thought iPad app. Both Android and iOS at the same bash and maybe Facebook is ready to make some bigger cross-platform waves. With former Android lead Eric Tseng and former iOS developer Joe Hewitt busy in the mobile division, who knows what they have up their social little sleeves?

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Facebook holding event on Wednesday


It looks like it may be talk about a phone, according to the picture with the string and cone.
I just want them to fix the recent issues with posting comments and liking comments.

I believe that the cone and string on the invitation implies some new take on communication interfaces with a social aspect. While it could be a phone, I doubt it. Probably new communication abilities within their Faebook App on both platforms.
Which I won't use - just like Facebook.

Psh, how is Facebook going to add social networking to cans with strings?! I mean really! ;)

For the cans and string to work, the string needs to be taut. As the string obviously isn't that means it's just a halfassed attempt to create a communications device, which is exactly what facebook will announce on wednesday imho ;)

Rather than a facebook phone could they be moving into voip communications a la skype, with more people using chat and linking up it would seem like a natural progression ? Just a thought.

I like McNessie's idea. I can see a video chat via front facing cameras across different platforms.

I would like them to get a real handle on the problems they already have like privacy, and security issues. Their fixes are too little too late.

@Ciberg: the facebook app has been buggy since the 1st version. Every update fixes old bugs and brings on new ones.