First details of HTC Facebook phone emerge

Back in July, we heard a rumour of an all-new Facebook phone. Not one of the phones with a dedicated Facebook button (like the ChaCha above), but one that is actually produced in association with Facebook, using a modified version of Android. The first details have now started to slip out.

Not many sadly, but enough to whet our appetite. First up, it has a name, currently the Opera UL. But don't put too much weight behind that, as it is likely to be an in-house name for testing. That 'house' is HTC, which is developing the hardware for Facebook.

A benchmark test for the phone has also popped up, pointing to a 1.4GHz processor (likely to be dual-core), with a Qualcomm Adreno 305 graphics chip and a HD (1280 x 720) display. The Android operating system is down as 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean), but as we mentioned above, it could be tweaked for use on the phone by Facebook.

The one last fact to slip out via one of those sources is that the phone is 'delayed'. Now as we didn't have much of a timescale to play with in the first place, this doesn't really tell us much. In July, we heard it was due for launch in the middle of 2013. So a delay could push it right back to the end of next year. Unless, of course, that original speculation was wrong.

It really is anyone's guess. All we can say for sure is that Facebook has a phone arriving at some point. That point likely to be somewhere during 2013.

Source: Pocket Lint

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