Earlier today we told you over a rumor that HTC were working on some Facebook branded smartphones, which we supposedly due to be announced at MWC 2011.
Now Facebook has said that it will not be launching a Facebook branded smartphone with HTC, the denial came from Dan Rose who is head of business development at Facebook, and he had the following to say about the HTC Facebook Phone.
“This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programing interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way,”
“The rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown,” Rose told journalists at a company event in London. Asked whether the device would be Facebook-branded, he answered: “No.”
So from the statement it looks like HTC are working on some smartphone with heavy Facebook integration, which they have obviously been consulting Facebook on, but it looks like it wont be Facebook branded, I guess we will find out at MWC 2011 next month.