Facebook phone by 2013?

Could social networking mega giant Facebook be launching its very own smartphone next year?

A report by The New York Times (via) seems to suggest so. It states that members of the company’s staff are working on project ‘Buffy’, the current codename for the phone.

Said staff apparently includes “more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad.”

If it’s all true the device should release by 2013. Weird, huh?