Over the past few years rumors about producing a Facebook Smartphone are included in every scheduled media invite from this social network. This time the event “Home on Android” started the rumor river for the new “upcoming” Facebook phone. So is there any chance for this becoming a reality soon?
On the invites, which were launched two days earlier, was written “Come and see our new home on Android” so maybe something is cooking into Facebook’s oven. On the other hand, what makes this rumor more trustworthy is the recent advertising campaign with the mobile manufacturer HTC and maybe they are partners for designing the hardware of this new mobile phone.
According to some sources close to the company, said that Facebook will launch an HTC smartphone that will run different Android version plus built-in Facebook features and functionality. That brings us to those leaked pictures earlier this month which has shown some details about some new HTC Myst phone and it seemed that it is fully integrated with Facebook. Besides that, this device is expected to include dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor powered with 1GB of RAM and internal storage of 16GB. The design will feature 4.3-inch touch screen display with 1.6-mpix front camera and 5-mpix rear camera.
HTC had two “Facebook phones” launched earlier, but they only had special buttons for better access to the site. When you will press the button the phone enables you to update your status, check into places, upload some photos and more. They were called HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa and they weren’t very popular among the costumers.
The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has denied these rumors and according to him, he is not getting into the smartphone business. But you never know what tomorrow brings, so let’s just think all of these rumors could be somehow true. Perhaps this upcoming event will surprise us all and make this phone a reality or maybe HTC and Facebook will launch a phone same as the previous models. Facebook declined to share any further information about this and it remains a mystery.
The event will take place on April 4 in some of the Facebook head quarters. By then, this stays only a rumor and if you ask me, Facebook doesn’t need this kind of a step because every other smartphone has a Facebook app that can give us what we need from this network and who needs social network integrated phone anyway.