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AT&T May Carry Facebook Phones: Report

Facebook is working on two smartphones that may be carried by AT&T, <I>Bloomberg</I> reports.

PALO ALTO, California (

TheStreet

) --

Facebook

is working with

INQ Mobile

, a mobile-handset manufacturer, on two smartphones that may be carried by

AT&T

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,

Bloomberg

reports.

The devices, which will feature Facebook's social-networking services, are set to be introduced in Europe in the first half of 2011 and the U.S. in the second half, said a person familiar with the matter,

Bloomberg

reports.

AT&T is still considering whether to carry the phones and hasn't made a deal, another person told

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Bloomberg

.

The new phones will run

Google's

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Android operating system and will probably carry the AT&T brand in the U.S.,

Bloomberg

reports.

Facebook hasn't decided whether its name will be used on the phones, a person said,

Bloomberg

reports.

Earlier this week,

Facebook denied a report

from

TechCrunch.com

that it was building a mobile phone.

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