Facebook to Hold Android Event on April 4, a Facebook Phone Is in the Cards?
After a series of events that were meant to give us more details about the revamped News Feed and other Facebook innovations, the social network giant has scheduled a new press conference, this time on April 4. Rumor has it that the company lead by Mark Zuckerberg might announce its first smartphone, unofficially dubbed Facebook Phone.
It’s not the first time we are hearing about Facebook planning to launch its own smartphone, but for the first time we are invited to attend to a big Facebook Android event. The press conference will take place on April 4th at 10 AM Pacific Time, and the invitations sent to the press contain a pretty ambiguous message: “Come see our new home on Android.”
Unless Mark Zukerberg’s guys will launch a completely reinvented Android applications, then we should expect to see the Facebook officials unveiling the company’s first smartphone.
Rumor has it that Facebook teamed-up with HTC and that the two companies will launch a new smartphone, that leaked on the web as HTC Myst. The Facebook phone will reportedly be a mid-range smartphone developed for network socialization. Reports are indicating that the Facebook Phone aka HTC Myst will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with two Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 8 megapixel camera, and a 4.3 -inch display. HTC Myst might have LTE compatibilities and it is expected to run Android Jelly Bean out of the box.
Yet unconfirmed, rumors like these do nothing else but to stimulate the public’s curiosity regarding the event on April 4, when we are hoping to see the Facebook Phone in flesh.
Other rumors say that the new smartphone will be available at AT&T, being compatible with its 4G LTE networks, and the whole social networking experience will be emulated on Android.
Personally, I am expecting a physical Facebook button, and a bunch of eye-candy features, plus a reasonable price. What are you expecting from the Facebook + HTC Android smartphone?