- Facebook-branded smartphone
HTC and Facebook have been said to be working on a special Facebook-branded smartphone in the past and even though no new rumors have appeared online recently, according to component manufacturers, which were quoted by DigiTimes, the two companies are in fact working on such a project and we should see the result around the third quarter of 2012. One of the main reasons, why HTC are working with Facebook, is the fact, that Google chose Samsung over them as their partner for both the second and third Nexus devices. The phone, which HTC and Facebook are working on, is said to be running a special platform, which would give the user access to all of the features of the social network. HTC actually have two Facebook phones on the market already – the Salsa and the ChaCha, but the new one is said to have a lot better integration with Facebook. B. A.