After years of considering how to best get into the phone business, Facebook tapped Taiwanese cell phone maker HTC to build a smartphone that has the social network integrated at the core of its being.
Code-named "Buffy," after the television
vampire slayer, the phone is being planned to run on a modified version
of Android that Facebook tweaked heavily to deeply integrate its
services and support HTML5 as a platform for applications, according to
sources familiar with the project.