According to the daily British business newspaper City A.M, HTC is going to unveil two handsets branded with the Facebook name at next month’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, by collaborating with Facebook. The two handsets should be high-end, carrying the “Facebook branding and colours”, and running a tuned version of Android and one phone will feature a touch-only design and the other will pack a full QWERTY keyboard.
Facebook CTO Bret Taylor who recently was quoted as saying to an audience of developers, that “Mobile is our primary focus for our platform this year.” The source claims that two Facebook executives have been working on this prestigious project. The duo, Joe Hewitt, and the Matthew Papakipos who worked on Firefox browser and Google Chrome browser respectively. One of the developers who worked on nexus One, Erick Tseng, the former Google product manager is also said to be working on this project.
HTC Facebook phones are supposed to be having “Facebook messages and news feed on the home screen.” and users will be able to call or email friends from information stored on their Facebook page.
A few weeks ago, we’ve seen a Bluetooth SIG entry which is having the details of INQ Cloud Touch and it is strictly integrated with “Facebook built into its core”. Ok we wait for MWC show, which is going to happen from February 14th to February 17th and HTC is expected to be unveiling these so-called phones with deeper Facebook integration(if the source claims are true).
[Source: City A.M]