Facebook today has responded to reports that it is working with HTC to make a Facebook-branded phone. Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook, said, "The rumors 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 (application programing interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way." Reports had suggested that HTC and Facebook would introduce a new dedicated social networking phone at Mobile World Congress next month. HTC does, however, integrate a lot of Facebook's features into its own Sense user interface overlay on Android devices, including its FriendStream software.
lol myspace is dead dude, where have you been? and this article is confirming that facebook is saying NFW they're making a phone, so duh obviously its the worst idea ever since facebook already confirmed it aint happening. nice try, read the article n... (continues)
A Facebook phone would be nothing more than a vehicle for directed advertising. I ran an add for PhoneCan early this month, and many people might be surprised to learn how you can fine-tune the demographics of your add. A FB-branded mobile device would be all about extending these demographics, with the added "bonus" of everybody and their mother typing "WTF" and clicking "LIKE."