CINCINNATI - While many people use smartphones to check their Facebook, the social network could be working to make their own brand of cellphone to break into the market, too.
Facebook is working its way toward releasing a smart phone in 2013, according to an article by New York Times writer Nick Bilton .
While Bilton’s sources are unnamed, he says he spoke to several Facebook employees and engineers involved in the project, according to a CNET report .
Bilton wrote in his report that Facebook has hired more than six former Apple engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad.
CNET attempted to get a comment from Facebook on the new product, but a representative declined the request, stating, "We don't comment in rumors and speculation."
To read the full CNET story, go to http://asia.cnet.com/facebook-developing-smartphone-with-ex-apple-engineers-62215786.htm .
To read Bilton’s report, go to http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/facebook-tries-tries-again-on-a-smartphone/ .
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