Is This Facebook's Secret Phone?

Written by Oonagh Reidy     03/04/2013 | 16:40 | Category: INDUSTRY

Is this the new Facebook phone? A leaked image on Twitter site @evleaks called HTC first suggests it is.

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Facebook are hosting an event to be held tomorrow April 4th at Facebook HQ in California inviting media to "Come See Our New Home on Android" which many believe is a HTC-made Facebook phone designed especially for fanatics of social networking.

A purely Facebook operating system would likely appeal to the millions who spend most of the their smartphone down time on the network with over 1 bn members, uploading photos, updating status' and stalking potential lovers.

Android Police also believe they have stumbled across the secret Facebook HTC phone, rumoured for almost a year now.

Specs of the apparent run-of-the-mill mid range phone made by HTC include: 4.3 inch 720p resolution display, 5MP rear and front 1.6MP camera says the 'Droid Police, with a never-before-seen customised Facebook app that isn't available on any other smartphone, with social-centric functionalities running through the entire OS of the mobile.

The Facebook phone would also help push Mark Zuckerberg's social networks' advertising cudos further and give HTC a much needed leg up in the phone market, particularly among Gen y-ers.  

Image credit: Android Police
"Facebook's features, like messaging, photo uploading, and contacts integration is fully integrated throughout the operating system" according to Google9to5 site.

We'll know more early Friday Aussie time.