The Facebook phone has been long rumored. Last year at the Facebook press event, the speculation was that the company would officially release a branded phone, these were shot down by the company who stated they were going to focus on the software side of things. However, recent rumor has hit the net of an HTC Facebook branded phone, and these too have been denied by the company.
However, they might have also shed some light on what direction HTC is going with for their next version of the Sense UI. Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook, denied the existance of an officially branded phone and went on to claim that this was just a case of a manufacturer using their APIs in an interesting way.
The rumours around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown. 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.
Hopefully we will see this new interesting integration of Facebook at this year’s Mobile World Congress kicking off in just a few weeks. We’ll be there bringing you the latest Android news, so be sure to stay tuned!
As far as this new interesting integration, what do you think HTC has up their sleeves?