A Facebook Phone?

Facebook has sent out invitations to the press for an April 4th event that say, “Come see our new home on Android.” Sounds like the long-running rumors that Facebook plans to enter the phone market in some fashion are going to pan out.

If that’s true, the most fascinating thing to me about this invitation is that it mentions Android at all. Lately the trend has been for companies to develop phones and tablets based on a heavily customized version of Android and not even mention Google’s OS in their press events. The mention of Android is particularly surprising given all the ways that Google and Facebook compete with one another. We’ll know soon enough what Facebook has planned.