Facebook's Big Mobile Event: What's On Deck?

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Facebook is hosting a big mobile event tomorrow afternoon at its headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.What’s going to be presented?

Facebook won’t say, but we anticipate:

  • An update on Facebook Places. Perhaps some numbers of users participating — 30 million? — and the number of local businesses who have claimed their Places pages? Perhaps some presentations from Facebook Places partners? Perhaps the rollout of Facebook Places for Facebook’s Android app?
  • Facebook iPad app. Just guessing here, but Apple’s iOS 4.2 for iPad is going to launch soon, so now would be a good time to announce that the Facebook iPad app is coming soon, too.
  • No Groupon killer?¬†We’re heard from one person that Facebook is specifically not going to be launching a Groupon-rival or local-deals product today.
  • Facebook zero update? Status update on Facebook’s free service for dumbphones, especially in developing countries. New carrier partners?
  • Facebook’s secret phone platform preview? This is a very long shot, but might Facebook show off an early preview of its secret Android platform project? Or is it still way too early? This could be a this-time-next-year thing.

We’ll be tuned in to Facebook’s announcements beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Check out SAI for the latest all day.

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