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HTC Working on Another Facebook Phone, Code Named Myst?

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Remember the HTC Status? The Status was the first smartphone to feature a dedicated Facebook button, allowing users to easily access Facebook and do all of their creeping with the press of a single button. Now, what if they had plans on making another one? Interested much? 

Specs have been leaked for an HTC device with the code-name “Myst,” that HTC, AT&T, and Facebook are working together to create. The leaked specs are listed below.


  • 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960
  • 4.3″ 720p display @320ppi
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB on-board of storage
  • 5MP rear-facing camera
  • 1.6MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE and HSPA+ connectivity
  • Android 4.1.2+

Now, the idea of a Facebook phone has somehow become even more disturbing since the company went public and keeps asking me to promote my own status changes for $8. It’s really annoying. Also, I understand the concept of giving gifts to friends, but just because some chick I knew back in middle school got engaged, doesn’t mean I want to send her a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Excited for the second-coming of a Facebook phone?

Via: Unwired View

  • flosserelli

    HTC Guidelines For Profitability:
    1. Ink an expensive deal with another company to sell phones with features that no one wants or needs
    2. Ink another expensive deal with a competitor so they don’t sue you later
    3. Limit your devices to as few carriers as possible (bonus points if you ignore the largest carrier in America)
    4. Spend as little as possible on product marketing

  • My gods this is a terrible idea

  • New_Guy

    Oh God, I hope not.

    I already have a button for FB…it’s called the app. I don’t need a crappy phone to use FB more. FB is already annoying enough as it is…

  • paul_cus


  • Tyler

    What they should do … give it onscreen buttons put an onscreen Facebook button. Then when they realize how horrible of an idea this is they can remove the button and promote as mid tier phone.

  • seeingwhite

    Myst.. reminds me of the glory days of Cyanworlds.

  • Omar Salmin

    What theme is that? I know for sure that it’s NOT black exodus…

  • Dave

    Wouldn’t a 4×1 instant status widget nullify the need for a device like this?

  • Dave

    Make sure to bookmark this page when you wonder why Samsung is waxing other OEMs.

  • Brian Walker

    The problem with a Facebook phone is that anybody who already has a smartphone isn’t going to want to leave their ecosystem for something that probably won’t last. If it’s based on Android, has access to the Play Store, but is just heavily skinned, they might have a shot. Otherwise, this doesn’t have a chance.

  • Those specs are like 2 years outdated. I know it’s just a facebook phone but come on…

    • Dave

      Somebody buying a FB phone probably doesn’t know what RAM, 720p, or processor means.

  • Mathew Colburn

    Because the HTC Status was such an overwhelmingly amazing phone that sold sooo well for them!! ….NOT!!

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    What if we didn’t get a facebook button but a button we could program to open any app we wanted it to t have it complete a action that we set it to I like the sould of that better an lets not have it made by htc.

  • Warwick

    Its the HTC TWO!

  • richard melcher

    If Facebook cant get Facebook working correctly on my phone, I don’t have any faith of the making there own phone.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Yup myst because that is the kind of presence it will have out here in the wild

  • normmcgarry

    We were contacted about doing some advertisements for the new “Facebook phone” coming up. Not sure if it is this one. We’re supposedly getting one in the office in a few weeks or so

  • EC8CH

    Wow… Facebook sounds like it sucks.

  • Steve Benson

    This is why HTC is failing right now. Period.

  • MichaelFranz

    no….just no

  • What is this Facebook you speak of?

  • Austin Warren

    Failure #2 for HTC. 2013 ain’t starting strong for them.

    • Kane Stapler

      I bet dollar for dollar they did alright with that phone. Facebook probably gave them some money for it and it didn’t cost a lot for them to make or marketing.

  • John


  • Whew! I need to get to Facebook .05 seconds faster, otherwise my meaningless post will become much more meaningless.

    • Austin Warren

      Don’t forget to like and share those pictures to win imaginary products.

  • Facebook’s the new MySpace.

    • blah

      It’s not the new Myspace, it’s still the hub where people go to connect. Its just that it’s not cool and fresh anymore. Young people like twitter and instagram more, but that doesn’t mean the never use facebook anymore. If people start leaving entirely for another service, then yes, facebook will be dead like Myspace.

      • New_Guy

        Seriously though, if people began to adopt Google+, they would never mention FB again. Only reason I still use FB is because my cooworkers and fam us it. But, I really wish people would take time to discover how awesom G+ really is.

      • snowblind64

        Facebook is at the beginning of a journey to it’s eventual demise. It’s just not “cool” anymore. First the geeks leave, then the cool kids, then everyone else.

        It started with the IPO and continues as other social networks bleed Facebook of it’s user base. I for one will celebrate it’s passing.

    • Austin Warren

      I wonder what happened to Tom. I mean he only had friends because it made us add him.

      • Tom & his website have gone the way of dinosaurs. But not before he sold the site for half a billion (absolute robbery). Myspace was sold again a couple years ago for like 35 mil (more robbery).

      • Tom resides on Google+ …he is actually a pretty cool guy and a good photographer …His full name is Tom Anderson if you wanted to look him up on +

        • michael arazan

          Tom was travelling the world showing and posting all the cool pictures on his G+ account, last I saw he was in SE Asia.

      • New_Guy

        You can actuallly find hin on Google+ :)…

    • If even Google tried to compete with Facebook by introducing Google+ and failed (my opinion), then I think Facebook isn’t going to be going anywhere for a long time.

      I know Google+ isn’t a complete failure, but everyone I know still uses Facebook instead of Google+, even among my techie circle of friends that have Google+ accounts.

      • New_Guy

        G+, on it’s own, is so much better than FB. At least on a tablet anyhow. And, wihtout a doubt, way more functional. The only issue is people hav become so involved with FB that it’s hard to find people who use G+ as a primary portal.

  • Derek Traini

    NO. Just no.