Rumor: Facebook and HTC to release smartphone by mid-2013

By Leeky
Jul 26, 2012
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  1. More rumors pointing at a joint effort by HTC and Facebook to build a smartphone have surfaced, this time via several anonymous sources speaking to Bloomberg. It's reported that the smartphone was originally planned to arrive later this year but……

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Are these customizations ever anything more than window dressing?
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +93

    How do you spell a fart sound? Is it 'phhht'? Because that's what I think of a "Facebook phone"
    DragonMasterJay likes this.
  4. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Its hard for me to be optimistic about this. All I can see in its future is a bunch of annoying alerts, being able to post anything you do on your phone to facebook, and maybe playing popular facebook games on your phone. Other than that it'll probably just have the basic facebook stuff built in that we will probably disable to use third party apps for anyways.
  5. Gimmicky phone for the fakebook addicted masses? I will sell like hot cakes.
  6. By mid 2013, HTC is probably already bankrupt...
  7. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,282   +49

    HTC & Facebook... common company situation:

    -If both don't do something now about pleasing customers -they'll fall like MySpace.

    So, if they both combine or venture in on this phone, it'd better be good. Also, mainly aimed at texting, since phone calls are becoming a thing of the past. :p

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