There’s a big Facebook event happening tomorrow, and rumor has it that Facebook will announce a new mobile phone. Produced with HTC, it’s expected to be called the HTC First and sport the new Android software, Facebook Home. ABC News has more of the specs for those interested in more nitty gritty guessing.
9to5Google is already giving the imaginary phone a thumbs up.
“From the imagery we’ve seen, Facebook Home incorporates a minimal aesthetic with a lot of focus on full-screen photography. As expected, there are hooks to the primary Facebook functions available from most menus, obviating the need to actually navigate to the dedicated app or site in many instances. It looks clean, well thought out, and will probably appeal to social networking aficionados with an appreciation for design—assuming the marketing campaign can convey the added value.”
Of course, it boils down to who’s going to buy this thing. Ad Age, pointing out that HTC only had six percent of the smartphone market during Q4 2012, says there’s going to have to be a lot of marketing involved, which means a lot o’ money to push this phone out. Plus, there’s no word on which carriers will have it yet.
Actually, there’s no word that it actually exists. Internet rumors! Seems almost certain though. More to come.