As you may recall, TechCrunch broke the news that the company was working on its own phone based on Google Android.
The goal of the Facebook phone is to make a mobile phone that’s built from the ground up with social in mind.
Your social networking friends would be your address book and so on.
Assuming it is available soon, introducing it now would be a good way to get in on the holiday buying season.
Of course, that may be a bit too premature, as working on an Operating Software (OS) and hardware takes a long time.
An obvious reason for the event would be to officially introduce an Apple iPad app which is optimized for the larger screen and this app could be the basis for the Facebook app we’ll see for the glut of tablets on the horizon.
We also know that the company is testing deals for its Facebook Places location-based service and this could be a good way to show this off.
The world’s largest social network has also repeatedly said it wants to be a mobile platform and this announcement could give us an idea of what that means.
You know it wants to open up mobile to its developers like Zynga but there hasn’t been a solid way to do that through its apps yet.
Whatever the announcement winds up to be, you can be sure that we'll keep you posted with the latest news as soon as we hear them!