Buffy-Season-8-finale.jpgWe’re not sure what the Facebook smartphone prototype has in common with Sarah Michelle Gellar, but the Powers that Be over in Palo Alto have code named it “Buffy” all the same.

We may or may not be more likely to buy it for that reason. All Things Digital reports that the Facebook phone is a modified Android and that it’s due to be released within the next year to 18 months.

Though Facebook wouldn’t comment on the “Buffy” specifically, they did release a statement about the potential of developing a mobile handset.

“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.”

We hope it slays.