Industry website pocketlint.com reported last week that HTC was prepping a Facebook branded phone to be released in a few weeks at MWC in Barcelona. They tipped the story based on a story released on a site called City AM Report.
Facebook’s head of business development Dan Rose has said “this is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs and integrated them into their device in an interesting way”. Although we feel it would be a bit strange for HTC to model an entire phone around Facebook without their input as Facebook is already streamlined in HTC Sense.
He went on to say that rumors of a Facebook phone are greatly exaggerated. We will see next month in Barelona if the Facebook phone actually comes out. With over 500 million members a Facebook phone, especially one with Android, may not be a bad idea.