Rendered shots of HTC handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons leak

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



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.

2. webOSdev2.0

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Is it that hard to find a good tech blog site

3. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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

4. rob unregistered

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

5. surethom

Posts: 1663; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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

7. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

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!

9. yobuddy7

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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

10. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

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

11. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

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

12. name unregistered

to all people here saying that these pics are photoshopped .. IN YOUR FACE! hahaha ..

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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