HTC: Two Facebook branded phones set for MWC 2011?

By Gary Johnson - Jan 26, 2011

Towards the end of last year we had rumors that Facebook where going to develop a phone, this was denied by the company who said their time and effort would be better spent working with app developers to connect users.

Now Ben Parr over at is reporting that HTC could be about to showcase two Facebook branded devices at next month’s Mobile World Congress. This round of rumors is from City A.M who has a good previous record with phones. They were the first to have the news on the second generation Google Nexus phone.

The phones are said to have modified versions of Google’s Android OS, and will allegedly have Facebook integrations which will allow users to call and message their Facebook friends easier. There could also be integration with Facebook Chat, Events, Messages, and Photos.

Over at an article is reporting that Joe Hewitt who was behind the iPhone Facebook app, and director of engineering at Facebook Matthew Papakipos, are thought to be involved with the launch.

Todd Haselton from Mobile wonders if there is any truth in the latest rumors, as there are already apps which offer most of the proposed Facebook phone features. He also thinks HTC already does a god job integrating social media contacts with the Sense interface.

What do you think of these rumors?

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