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The Official Facebook Phone is Allegedly Real, Dubbed the HTC Opera UL for Now

Rumors of a Facebook phone are as old as time itself. HTC eventually did release two “Facebook” phones, but they weren’t officially offered by Facebook and only offered a Facebook quick-launch button. They were also ultimately met with little to no consumer interest. Now, however, Pocket-Lint says there’s a real official Facebook phone in the works and it’s, yet again, being developed by HTC.

The device is currently called the Opera UL, the working title, and it’s being built as an OEM product for Facebook to launch with its own branding. “This is the Facebook phone, made for Facebook,” a source told Pocket-Lint. It’s unclear when the phone will launch, however, because development on it has allegedly been delayed. According to early leaked benchmarks, the phone will sport a 1280 x 720-pixel display and will run on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor with Adreno 305 graphics. It’s also currently running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

Again, there’s no word on when this will launch, if ever, but apparently it exists somewhere out in the wild. Oh, and the image above isn’t the actual device, it’s just a concept someone developed a few months back.

[via Pocket-Lint]


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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