Today's Tech November 30, 2011

If you have a smart phone, you probably have some sort of application that allows you access to Facebook. But soon, your whole device will be connected to Facebook.

After considering other manufacturers such as Samsung, Facebook has connected with cell phone maker HTC to build a smart phone that is completely integrated with Facebook.

The phone, which is codenamed “Buffy” after the television vampire slayer, would utilize a highly-modified version of Android.

Facebook is trying to get a larger portion of the mobile market, after Apple integrated Twitter into their new iPhone 4S, and Google is beginning to push for its own social network, Google+, by incorporating it into all of its other products.

Infiltration into the mobile market is critical for Facebook if it wants to innovate, and not innovate like it loves to do by changing its layout of the website every few months.

Facebook says they have over 350 million active mobile users, and although their applications are the most popular on every device, it plays a very passive role on usage.

With the development of a dedicated Facebook phone, this is looking to change. But if you’re ready to go buy this phone, you’ll have to wait another 12-18 months before it is released.