HTC’s ChaChaCha (the Status on AT&T) and Salsa were the first “Facebook” phones to ever launch because both had dedicated Facebook buttons that allowed users to easily share photos and status updates to the social network. It may not be the “official” Facebook phone, but a new HTC Myst is allegedly the next in the series to sport the Facebook button integration.
In November we heard that the HTC Opera UL would be the official Facebook phone, and this is apparently the same device but with a different internal name. Based on the specs, however, we’re making our own judgement call that this is probably a little too low-end to be an official Facebook device.
If the social network does ever have plans to launch its own handset, we imagine it would pack high-end specs. In any case, the HTC Myst is expected to offer Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a 5-megapixel camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch display with a 720p resolution. Those are relatively mid-range specs these days.
Facebook has repeatedly denied reports that it’s working on its own phone, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this device simply launches as a follow-up to the ChaCha and the Salsa.
Note: The above image is an artistic render of what an official Facebook phone might look like.