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Rumor: Facebook’s HTC Phone Arriving in 2013

Rumor: Facebook’s HTC Phone Arriving in 2013
News from Tom’s Hardware Guide:

More reports of a Facebook/HTC phone collaboration.

We’ve heard plenty of rumors about Facebook working on a smartphone of its own and today brings us a tune we’ve heard before. Bloomberg reports that the social network is teaming up with HTC to build a phone.

HTC is no stranger to Facebook phones, having released the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha last year. However, despite the lukewarm success these two handsets have enjoyed since their launch, it seems HTC isn’t ready to give up on producing a successful smartphone geared towards Facebook addicts. Back in April we heard rumors (from Digitimes) that the company was teaming up with Facebook to produce a Facebook-focused phone. This week, Bloomberg is citing people with knowledge of the matter who corroborate that rumor.

These sources say Facebook and HTC had originally intended to launch the phone by the end of the year but that this time frame has been pushed back to give HTC time to work on other projects. The two companies are now said to be looking a…………… continues on Tom’s Hardware Guide

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Facebook phone coming mid-2013: sources
News from The Canberra Times:

Facebook, owner of the largest social network, is working with HTC to build its own smartphone for release as soon as mid-2013, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The companies had intended to release the device as early as the end of this year, and pushed back the timetable to give HTC more time to work on other products, said some of the people, who requested anonymity because the plans aren’t public. Facebook is also developing a modified operating system for the device and has assembled a team of former Apple programmers to improve its iPhone application, people said.

More than half of Facebook’s 900 million users access the social network via mobile devices, while none of the $ US3.15 billion in advertising sales last year came from ads on phones. Chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg could use a Facebook phone, with social-networking features built-in, to woo marketers and assuage concerns dragging on the company’s shares.

“Usage is shifting to mobile, and they have not been able to monetise mobile,” said Victor Anthony, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets. “To the extent that it’s a device you own and carry around with you at all times, and it ties into the Facebook experience, it will be beneficial. They could then put a lot of ads onto the platform.”

Sally Julien, a spokeswoman for Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC, declined to co…………… continues on The Canberra Times

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