Recently the network was abuzz that HTC is preparing to release Facebook-branded smartphones and that these new handsets will be presented next month at an Mobile World Congress exhibition 2011. However Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook, has denied the rumors calling them groundless. According to him, HTC simply uses the Facebook API to integrate it into the HTC device in an interesting way.
Dan Rose denied rumors about the joint development of smartphones and HTC manufactured Facebook branded handsets won’t be shown at MWC 2011.
“The rumours around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown,” Rose told journalists at a company event in London. Asked whether the device would be Facebook-branded, he answered: “No.”