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Facebook phone rumours persist despite Zuckerberg denial

Facebook phone rumours persist despite Zuckerberg denial
News from ITProPortal:


Mark Zuckerberg¬†has said that a Facebook-built phone is a bit of a dumb idea, but that hasn’t stopped the rumours from persisting that somehow, somewhere Facebook’s teaming up with HTC to launch a branded smartphone next year.

To be fair, Businessweek’s much-referenced report came out just before the quarterly earnings call in which the Facebook CEO shot down the idea of the Facebook phone. But the contradictions are bizarre: On one hand, you have unnamed sources saying that HTC and Facebook were at one point pushing to release a Facebook smartphone as early as the end of this year, and that Facebook has a modified OS in its back pocket for use on the smartphone itself.

On the other hand, you have Zuckerberg himself.

“There are lots of things that you can build in other operating systems, as well, that aren’t really like building out a whole phone, which I think wouldn’t really make much sense for us to do,” said Facebook’s founder and CEO Thursday.

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AT&T slashes HTC One X price in half
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Have you considered the HTC One X but found the price to be too high? The phone now is a whole lot cheaper.¬†AT&T slashed the price in half — by $ 100 from $ 199.99 to $ 99.99 on a two-year contract.

The One X comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but the Taiwanese company is working on delivering the latest, Jelly Bean, and confirms to BetaNews that they will upgrade the One X (One XL internationally) as well as other devices such as the One S to Android 4.1. It’s great news for HTC owners as well as future buyers. Jelly Bean is a very attractive offering with welcomed improvements and nice new features. The catch: HTC offers no upgrade timeline for when the phones will receive the newest Android version.

What do you get for your $ 99.99 on a two-year contract: Dual-core Qualcomm 1.5GHz Krait processor (the dual-core version of the Krait CPU in the Qualcomm Mobile Development Platform tablet); Adreno 225 video c…………… continues on BetaNews

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