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Facebook Working on Modular Smartphone

Facebook could launch a Modular Smartphone in future


Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to documents recently discovered by cyber detectives .A Facebook hardware unit filed a patent application in January for a mysterious "modular electromechanical device" that could have horns, cameras, microphones and touch screens.

"A user can change the functionality of the modular electromechanical apparatus from the different functional modules that are connected," the summary of this cryptic document introduced before US patent officials.

Facebook Modular Smartphone Patent

For years people have been wondering that the main social network will take advantage of its popularity to introduce its own smartphone line up. Facebook has always dismissed these types of rumors whenever asked .
Facebook smartphone patent

Facebook's hardware unit is led by Regina Dugan, former director of DARPA, the US agency responsible for identifying and financing state-of-the-art technologies for national security purposes.

Dugan previously led high-tech projects at Google, which ventured into the field of modular phones in a project called Ara that was abandoned last year.

In April Facebook presented a project that aims to decode thoughts directly from the brain and transform them into written messages without intervening speech or a keyboard.

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief of Facebook, said cell phone cameras are a good platform for this augmented reality project.