The latest rumors suggest that the HTC and Facebook are still planning to come out with the long rumored Facebook cell phone. It has been a Mark Zuckerberg style to keep everything under thick covers till the last moment. And this time too, even though he has initially denied anything related to the smartphone just for Facebook, the latest tweets and rumors suggest otherwise.
As per today’s tweet @LlabTooFeR suggests that Facebook is finally launching the smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button in collaboration with HTC. And it will be launched sometime in mid-2013.
Whenever Mark is launching a project it always brings about high expectations. It is expected that Facebook will bring something new exotic and a whole new experience. So what new or exciting will be there in the new Facebook mobile? That is yet to be revealed though today some of the specifications have been leaked. The accuracy of these leaks depends on the accuracy of the source. We chose to believe our source and hence we believe in that the specifications exist. The truth will however come in due time.
The Facebook mobile will comprise of 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930 processor and the operating system is that of Google’s Android 4.1.2. Jelly Bean. So far the specifications revealed include an exotic looking 4.3-inch HD (1280×720) display with a memory of 1 GB RAM and the storage capacity of 16 GB ROM. The has been no mention of the existence of a micro SD card slot for memory for extension and henceforth the customers should not keep their expectations high unless something indicates otherwise.
The 5 MP rear facing camera and a 1.6 MP front facing camera is what makes this even more unique and worth waiting for. LED flash and video recording are also to be included in the specifications released so far. It is suggested that the front facing camera is more for the video calling purposes suggesting that the new cell phone will support the facility.
Other exciting features include Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP support, GPS with A-GPS support and Wi-Fi connectivity. Well, all of this and much more is so far just ‘rumors’, hopefully which will become true soon.
As promised and as the name suggests that the cell phone will have a dedicated Facebook button. This will have to be experienced to comment. But all in all it’s not a bad deal. Facebook is a necessity in today’s world and that too not only for finding old friends or commenting on pictures. People have been using the social network as a platform to publicize their business or their own selves or their profession.
So far the code name has not been officially announced or listed in the HTC’s code list but as per the rumors the code name for the Facebook Mobile has changed to MYST_UL from Opera_UL. I personally hope that the market name is much more enchanting and stylish than the codename.
Whatever the reality, we are expecting Mark Zuckerberg to come out in open with the launch soon enough as the second half of the year is not that far away and with upcoming events, one of the events may hold a surprise from Facebook. Whatever the scenario, stay tuned with Geek Chunk for further developments.