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Facebook Squashes 'HTC Facebook Phone' Reports

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Jan 27, 2011, 9:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Jan 28, 2011, 4:58 PM


worst idea ever facebook is nothing special nothing that deserves its own phone.. if this becomes the next big thing.. myspace is next
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...

Jan 27, 2011, 11:06 AM


SO SAD! i really wanted to ditch my g2 for anything facebook decided to make........

uh yeah..
What's wrong with the *REAL* world? Nobody can communicate like human beings anymore. Are you one of those people that doesn't exist in the real world? Only online?
Cellular Phone

Jan 27, 2011, 10:55 AM

I deleted my Facebook account a week ago.

and it's the most liberating decision I've made in my life!
Welcome back to the real world!

Jan 27, 2011, 4:37 PM


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."

Jan 27, 2011, 12:36 PM

The phone that will change the world!

If the Social Network wins an Oscar I'm going to kill myself. I never saw the movie but the previews made it sound like facebook was the most "important" invention in the history of man.
The movie is about the lawsuits filed against Mark Zuckerberg, one by his former partner and the other by his rivals alleging they stole his idea.

In short, the movie is not really about Facebook.....per se.
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