Submitted by Joe Howell on Wed, 03/04/2013 - 11:03
O2 Facebook Phone - The HTC First?
April looks set to be the month we will finally be seeing all the juicy Facebook Phone rumours coming true, with the launch of the HTC First (or potentially also called the HTC Myst). This phone is rumoured to be a cheap and easily available way to get smartphone performance with easy access to your online social life.
HTC Facebook Phone On O2?
This wouldn't necessarily be the first HTC Facebook phone we've seen in the UK. 2011 heralded the launch of the HTC Cha Cha which delivered a QWERTY keyboard with a dedicated Facebook button. Ultimately, that failed to take off, which is why we are so excited about the possibility bringing you this touchscreen Facebook phone on O2 when it launches in the UK.
It's possible that the rumours we've been hearing aren't accurate and the device that launches might be called the HTC Myst. We'll be sure to update you as and when we find out more info about this device.
Enhanced Facebook For Android
Even if you don't buy a Facebook Phone on O2 but you get another Android phone, you'll still be able to take advantage of the upgraded Facebook for Android app in the Google Play Store. Featuring a greatly enhanced, customised Facebook home screen, this handy app upgrade will deliver greater functionality. You can expect Facebook to integrate directly into the camera and with automatic tagging.
O2 Facebook Phone Specs
Current leaks imply that the device will have a 720p, 4.3" screen running at a pixel density of 322ppi - more than enough to be able to see your pictures and videos clearly and crisply. Inside, powering this lot, should be a dual-core processor backed up by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You might not think that this is going to break any records, but remember, this phone is a specially tuned HTC, running on top of Android 4.1.2 and HTC's Sense UI 4.5 so it will be fully optimised in house before it gets to you.
We'd love to see fast internet connectivity coming to the HTC Myst (or First) Facebook Phone - especially as O2 have secured a section of the LTE spectrum.
Facebook Phone Release Date
There's going to be an April announcement for the HTC First and we hope to bring you news soon after about whether we'll be able to bring you the Facebook phone on O2 some time soon. For now, bookmark this page and check back for updates and more information about the specs and availability of the new HTC Phone later.