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There's been a lot of activity in the instant messaging space lately, with Microsoft rolling its MSN Messenger into Skype and Facebook increasing the ways mobile users can communicate -- which could soon include the iPad.
TechCrunch reported Sunday that Facebook may have some good news for iPad owners come Tuesday, when the company is holding an event for the media to "come and see what we're building."
According to a source close to the project, that may include an iPad-native version of the company's own Messenger app, which is currently limited to the iPhone and iPod touch (assuming you don't want to run it in 2x mode, that is).
Of course, Messenger for iPad isn't likely to be the headliner at the event, but the source claims the app is "totally" ready to launch on Tuesday. Facebook appears to be positioning Messenger as an all-out communications app, most recently dabbing in video chat and voice messages with a recent update.
So what else can we expect to see tomorrow? The legendary Facebook phone could be the "big deal" of the event, along with "a slew of ads and other improvements" that may be less exciting for iPad users.
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