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Mobile to drive Facebook growth

"A lot of the markets we're moving into are mobile only," says games and mobile platform manager

Facebook's platform manager for games and mobile has dismissed reports that the social network is planning to release its own mobile handset.

"We are not building a Facebook phone," Gareth Davis told the Social Gaming Summit in London this morning.

"The reason is because we believe that every phone should be social. All of them should integrate Facebook. That is why we are not making our own phone."

Davis also revealed that active mobile Facebook users had now passed 200 million. "We expect it to continue to grow very fast. Pretty soon we expect mobile to drive Facebook's growth - a lot of the markets we're moving into are mobile only."

His vision was of social ultimately being everywhere, including all mobile and gaming devices.

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