Will BlackBerry Deliver the Real Facebook Phone?


Facebook may soon have its own branded phone after all if the social networking giant can secure a deal to acquire struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry had sent some representatives out to California to meet with representatives from BlackBerry to discuss a possible sale of […]

AT&T Reportedly Set To Discontinue the HTC First

HTC First

After just a mere month, AT&T is allegedly ready to discontinue the HTC First and send unsold units back to HTC following poor sales of the device. A BGR report claims that AT&T will discontinue the HTC First as soon as it is able to. Prior to the phone’s release, HTC purchased shelf space in […]

Facebook in Talks to Break into Apple’s, Microsoft’s Walled Gardens

Facebook Home smartphone screens

In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook’s director of product Adam Mosseri revealed that the company is now engaged in active dialogue with Apple and Microsoft in trying to get its recently unveiled Facebook Home user interface onto the iOS and Windows Phone ecosystems respectively. The social network giant, which has thus far enjoyed a good relationship […]

How To Watch The ‘Facebook Phone’ Event Live

Facebook Home UI leak 2

Today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Facebook will announce its new home on Android,” but you don’t have to live in the Bay Area to watch the event live. At the event Facebook will likely announce its new Facebook Home, a new Facebook app that comes with a custom Android launcher. Leaks of the […]

Facebook Home & Facebook Phone Leak Allegedly Shows All

Facebook Home UI leak 2

A new collection of photos from 9To5Google show the UI of the rumored HTC First, also known as the “Facebook Phone.” The new photos show what Facebook home may look like on the HTC First, and possible on other smartphones. They seem to show the custom app launcher, a new lockscreen with iOS-like notifications and a […]

Why a Facebook Phone May Be Just As Good for Business

Facebook enhanced caller ID screen; image courtesy of Unwired View

With rumors swirling about the Facebook Phone–also rumored to be called Facebook Home, HTC First, HTC Myst, or HTC Opera depending on the leaks you read and when those leaks debuted–the question remains can the social networking giant appeal to business users as it has for consumers with its first real foray into the smartphone […]

Is this the Real Facebook Phone?

HTC First Facebook phone

A leaked photo from @evleaks shows what could be the final design and name for the HTC Myst, a.k.a. the “Facebook Phone.” The photo shows a rather generic smartphone that looks a bit like an iPhone that carries the name “HTC First.” The phone’s name uses the same blue that Facebook uses through its website […]

Facebook Puts Its Network at the Center of ‘Facebook Home’ Smartphone


While a cryptic media invitation may lead many to believe that Facebook is developing some Android-centric experiences for Google’s Android platform, the latest report suggests that the social network giant will be releasing its own Android-based smartphone come Thursday called ‘Facebook Home.’ The Facebook Home will be unveiled at an event where Facebook says, ‘come […]

Possible HTC Facebook Phone Details Leak

HTC Myst leaked specs

A leaked set of specs for an unannounced HTC smartphone could be for an upcoming Facebook phone, the successor to the HTC Status and ChaCha. According to Unwired View the HTC Myst #UL will come to AT&T later this year as the newest Facebook phone from the manufacturer. HTC’s previous Facebook phone on AT&T, the […]

Why a Facebook Phone Doesn’t Make Sense

Facebook Phone event

Facebook is holding a press event on Tuesday, where the company may announce the long rumored Facebook Phone. A Facebook Phone, with deep connections to the social network and into the lives of Facebook users may appeal to some users’ but a Facebook Phone doesn’t make sense in an already crowded mobile landscape, especially from a company […]

Specs for Rumored Facebook Phone Emerges


In the past, there has been a lot of rumors that Facebook is planning an entry into the mobile space with hardware partner HTC to build its phones, though the company has repeatedly denied that it is in fact working on its own phone or mobile operating system to compete against the likes of Apple’s […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Did Not Quite Deny Facebook Phone

Though Facebook has repeatedly denied working on a phone of its own, the social network giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not quite deny the possibility of a phone that’s more attuned to and integrated with the social network. In the company’s earnings call, Wells Fargo analyst Jason Maynard asked the CEO directly about the Facebook […]

HTC-Made Facebook Phone Coming Mid-2013

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While rumors of a Facebook phone in collaboration with Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has been circulating for some time now, Bloomberg is reporting that the result of that collaborating will be arriving ‘mid-2013′ on a breaking news Twitter post. There are no additional details about the joint collaboration and neither HTC nor Facebook has commented on […]

Facebook to Build Smartphone to Compete Against Google?


Rumors are once again surfacing that social network giant Facebook will be taking on its Internet adversary Google in the hardware space by creating its own branded smartphone. This hasn’t been the first time that Facebook is rumored to be entering the smartphone space, and the company has declared that mobile is an important platform […]

HTC Developing a Facebook Phone?

HTC Developing a Facebook Phone?

HTC could be trying its hand at making a Facebook phone once again, this time with the help of Facebook itself. According to Digitimes, HTC and Facebook are working together on a Facebook phone that will launch later this year. Digitimes’ sources say the phone is the first in a line of Facebook-branded phones that […]

‘Major’ Non-Google Android Smartphone Coming This Year

'Major' Non-Google Android Smartphone Said to Be Coming This Year

Skyhook Wireless CEO Ted Morgan says that his company will be part of a “major” non-Google Android smartphone launch at some point this year, however, now, it’s unclear as to who the company behind the launch actually is. Morgan, in comments to Technology Review, stated that Skyhook is going to play a big role in […]

Facebook Phone? Survey Says No.


Asked whether people would want a phone made by Facebook, and an overwhelming number of the 1,500 respondents to All Things D’s survey said no. 81 percent of the publication’s readers didn’t want a phone from the social networking giant while only 8 percent wanted one. 12 percent said they’d consider a phone from Facebook. […]

AT&T Preparing to Axe HTC Status Facebook Phone? (Updated)

HTC Status

The HTC Status, AT&T’s so-called Facebook Phone, has been on the market for a grand total of 36 days. It launched on July 17th and AT&T was pretty thrilled about the launch. Turns out, consumers haven’t been too thrilled with the device and that’s what counts. According to TechCrunch, sales have been dismal and Ma […]

HTC Status Launching July 17th on AT&T

HTC Status

If you’ve been waiting for the HTC Status (aka HTC ChaCha) Facebook phone to arrive on AT&T, you’ll be happy to know that the carrier just announced that it will be landing on July 17th and that pre-orders for the device begin today. We had heard that the HTC Status would be coming this summer […]