Social networking colossus Facebook is set to “launch something awesome” next week in the words of CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Just what that something will be is still up in the air, but Reuters reckons it's odds-on to be something mobile-related – or something awesome mobile-related, we should say.
Facebook didn't get to where it is today – with upwards of 750 million users at last count – by casually resting on its laurels, and when it's not tweaking its privacy measures just for the fun of it, it's invariably cooking up some or other new venture to extend its global empire still further.
And it was just such a venture that paved the way for Zuckerberg's cryptic announcement this week. The Big Z was talking to reporters at the company's Seattle office, which spearheaded the development of Facebook's recently revamped mobile site, and revealed that the same group was also behind another project set to be unveiled next week.
Reuters suggests the involvement of the Seattle team strongly suggests we're looking at something mobile- or tablet-related, a fairly solid leap of logic it has to be said.
The smart money around the web is on the announcement of the long-awaited Facebook iPad app – at present iPad users have to use the full Facebook website, which isn't optimised for tablet use.
Another suggestion is that Facebook will announce a new photo-sharing app for the iPhone, while there is also mention of Project Spartan – the proposed HTML-based Facebook app store we first heard about a couple of weeks ago.