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Rendered shots of HTC handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons leak

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Rendered shots of HTC handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons leak
Back at the end of last month, we reported on how Facebook’s very own Dan Rose shot down rumors regarding a possible Facebook phone being developed by HTC – which interestingly enough, was rumored to make an appearance at this year’s MWC event.

Simply, we heard nothing more than a solid “no” from Rose as he quickly said last month, “The rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown.” Well, it’s rather difficult to take those word seriously because rendered shots of two HTC devices have been recently leaked indicating a dedicated Facebook button of some sort on them. From the sound of it all, it’s being reported that the button will simply enable quick access to your Facebook account as opposed to going through the normal menu routine.

The first device looks similar to any other HTC touchscreen phone of late that we’ve been seeing from the manufacturer, while the second one packs on a portrait style keyboard which looks reminiscent of the aging HTC Snap. Still, seeing renders with these dedicated Facebook buttons makes you question about them being branded specifically as Facebook phones. Regardless, we’ll all hopefully learn more at HTC’s MWC press event.

source: PocketNow via MobileSyrup

Rendered shots of HTC handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons leak

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posted on 14 Feb 2011, 15:36 1

1. r1ckums (unregistered)


Phonearena, come on.

These are both EARLY htc renders with (crappy) photoshopping done. The qwerty device is one of the first reported Android device mock ups. The touch screen is a mockup done for what the "Hero 2" might have looked like.

Not happening.

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 15:39

2. webOSdev2.0 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Is it that hard to find a good tech blog site

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 15:41

3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


D: their big and fat :O -___- why cant they just put an extra lcd touch screen on thee bottom like the continuum and put 4 customizable widgets or apps for quick access duh :P

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 15:54

4. rob (unregistered)


Errm how is this quicker than using a shortcut on your home screen, an actual dedicated button is ridiculous

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 16:16 1

5. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


If there is a face book button then I wont buy that phone, bad idea.

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 16:33

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This is obviously fake, no matter how popular facebook is. Nobody is going to put a dedicated facebook button on the phone. That just sticks out like a sore thumb and looks horrible. These photos are photoshopped, hell I could do a better job making fake photoshopped phones. In fact, why don't I? I'll make up some fake iphone 5 photoshop photos and I bet PA will eat it up. lol

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 16:42

7. uk786 (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


Blatantly fake.

If you look at the 'devices' the volume rocker is on the left but it is present on the side shot which is of the right hand side?

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 19:05

8. phonegeek29 (unregistered)


This is a horrible photoshop job. Definitely not happening, and uk786 is right. The volume rocker is on opposite sides in each picture. Terrible job!

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 19:50

9. yobuddy7 (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


They better be trolling us cuz this ain't funny.

posted on 14 Feb 2011, 22:37

10. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


How about you download the app from the app store and put it on your home screen?

posted on 15 Feb 2011, 04:43

11. paulyyd (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


LOL ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
everyone above saying how these are photoshopped and fake......

posted on 15 Feb 2011, 04:56

12. name (unregistered)


to all people here saying that these pics are photoshopped ..

IN YOUR FACE! hahaha ..

posted on 15 Feb 2011, 09:40

13. Fred (unregistered)


Fake or not...what is so difficult about hitting the Facebook icon on you screen? "Dedicated button".... not necessary.

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