Facebook has an event on April 4 and the media is invited to its Menlo Park headquarters. The invite, which reads “Come See Our New Home on Android“, does not let out much apart from the fact that the announcement will be pertaining to Facebook phone.
The Facebook phone is supposed to feature 4.3-inch display, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.6 megapixel front one for video calls, 16gb of storage. Clearly, Facebook phone seems like an affordable device for teenagers and the less tech-savvy.
With Facebook involved, HTC will be looking at deeper integration of Facebook services and a modified version of the Android OS, reports TechCrunch. The phone will have faster access to Facebook’s vital functions like posting status updates, uploading photos, Messenger app and even Instagram.
Earlier HTC cha-cha and the salsa had also tried this Facebook twist. Both phones had a dedicated Facebook button, but they were unable to do well and got discontinued just after few months.The new phone plans to be a better integrated version of Facebook on mobile.
The phone has a potentially large user base, and that is undeniable. With a billion users spread across the world, many social networking buffs will want a piece of this modestly built phone.