Facebook plans to enter into the smart phone market in the next 12-18 months with a phone that they have codenamed ‘Buffy.’

And, yes, that’s because Mark Zuckerberg and company thinks the device will be an iPhone slayer.

According to the tech blog Allthings D, ‘Buffy’ will run on Google’s open source software Android and will feature more social media integration than the typical smart phone.

A Facebook spokesman told the website,

Our mobile strategy is simple: We think every mobile device is better if it is deeply social. We’re working across the entire mobile industry; with operators, hardware manufacturers, OS providers, and application developers to bring powerful social experiences to more people around the world.”

What do you think? Could a Facebook phone crush the iPhone?

[via All Things D]