Disappointment! That was the first word that struck us when Facebook announced today that it has no plans to launch Facebook-branded phones with HTC.
“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,” said Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook.
Two days back, CityAM reported that HTC was gearing up to reveal two Facebook phones at the Mobile World Congress, and the news spread like fire throughout the web world.
“The rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown,” Rose said at a company event in London. He also clarified that that the phones will not be Facebook-branded.
HTC was the maker of the first Google-branded phone, the Nexus One.