01
Apr
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We've managed to score a system dump of the Facebook phone! There's nothing in it that's too earthshattering, and you could probably guess most of the features, but, since we've got it, we might as well take a look at it.

[This is not an April Fool's joke. I promise.]

Now, this being Facebook, nothing really works unless you sign in. The problem is, all of this is pre-release, so it's set up to only work for Facebook employee accounts. Everything is basically packing unintentional always-on DRM, so screenshots are going to be a little sparse. This is all it will do right now:

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Build.Prop Specs

The build.prop file will give us a basic idea of the phone this ROM is meant for, so let's take a look.

  • Manufacturer: HTC
  • Model: MYSTUL (Myst_UL)
  • Carrier: AT&T
  • Platform: MSM8960 (Dual Core)
  • Ram: 1GB
  • Display: 4.3 inch @ 720p resolution
  • Android Version: 4.1.2
  • Sense Version: 4.5
  • Rear Camera = 5M
  • Front Camera = 1.6M
  • No SD Card
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n

So, basically, @evleaks' and @LlabTooFeR's earlier spec lists are right - this is a mid-range HTC phone codenamed "Myst." The hardware is not very exciting, especially considering the long and winding road this project has been on (since at least late 2011, when it was known as '"Buffy"). It sounds a lot like the previously-leaked HTC Opera from last November, too, which was also billed as the alleged "Facebook phone."

Facebook Home

Like the build.prop says, this is, basically, a Sense 4.5 phone. However, it has a special Facebook app that isn't available anywhere else.

The package name for the regular Facebook app is "com.facebook.katana." The version that comes with the HTC Myst is named "com.facebook.wakizashi" (another sword name). Imagine if the regular Facebook app mutated an extra "home screen" limb - that will give you a good idea of what this "Wakizashi" app is.

logo_facebook_home_text

You want evidence? Ok, in addition to packing this enlightening logo, Wakizashi has all the permissions and intents needed to be your home screen app. In fact, HTC's traditional home screen app, "Rosie," isn't on this phone at all.

The new Facebook app has the follow extra Android permissions:

  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW - The Facebook app can spawn windows that stay on top of all other windows. According to the Android docs, "these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user."
  • DISABLE_KEYGUARD - It can turn off your lock screen.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - Facebook starts as soon as your phone starts.
  • GET_TASKS - The Facebook app can see what apps you have currently running.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - It can control your WiFi connection
  • WRITE_SETTINGS - It can change your system settings

The most interesting set of permissions are these ones:

<uses-permission android:name="com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.sec.android.app.launcher.READ_SETTINGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.sec.android.app.twlauncher.READ_SETTINGS" />

These allow Facebook to read the settings for the stock Android launcher, the HTC launcher, and the Touchwiz Launcher. Having permissions for Touchwiz on an HTC phone is a dead giveaway that Facebook plans on releasing Facebook Home not just on this phone, but as a standalone app in the Play Store.

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Any permission the Facebook app is missing is in a tiny (32k) application called "home.apk." It's completely useless without the Facebook app - running it displays only this screen. The "Find me on the Builds Page" link won't load for us. It's either down or for Facebook employees only.

If the Facebook app is going to be your home screen, it's going to need a lot of extra stuff to make that happen:

bauble_apps_buttonmore_icon

The Facebook app is actually packing two app drawer buttons. The first one is "bauble_apps_button" and the second one is "more_icon." I'd put my money on the round one.

orca_new_compose_button_pressedhome_settings_icon

Facebook seems to have a thing for circles. Here's a compose button, and a button for the home screen settings.

search_button

I was very surprised to see a Google logo called "search_button.png" in the Facebook app (I added the background color). This suggests, despite their close partnership, Facebook might not force Bing on you. This phone just got slightly less awful!

removing_shortcut

There's also this OS X dock-style "remove shortcut" cloud.

There's lots of fun layout xml. Keep in mind this is all in the Facebook App:

  • apps_page.xml
  • apps_page_indicator.xml
  • shortcuts_page.xml
  • shortcuts_page_indicator.xml
  • carrier_bottom_banner.xml
  • dash_activity.xml ("Dash" is the home screen)
  • dash_clock_view.xml
  • dash_login_activity.xml
  • dash_login_silent.xml
  • dash_splash_screen.xml (This shows the Facebook Home logo)
  • dash_start_screen.xml
  • dash_story_view.xml (Facebook posts on your home screen)
  • dash_story_controls_fragment.xml
  • dash_story_image_view.xml

So, while this is a leaked developer build and we have no idea how finished it is, it looks like Facebook is well on its way to turning the Facebook app into a home screen.

Orca & 'Chat Heads'

<string name="chat_heads_first_message_nux">"Welcome to Facebook chat heads! You just received a message, tap on your friend's dhead to view or respond within any app."</string>
<string name="chat_heads_first_expand_nux">Tap again to close the conversation</string>
<string name="chat_heads_title">New! Messenger Chat Heads</string>
<string name="chat_heads_body">Just drag to move or close. [[learn_more_link]].</string>
<string name="chat_heads_learn_more_link">Learn more</string>

"Chat Heads" is a new feature included in both Orca (Facebook Messenger) and Wakizashi. Other than the new name, I'm not sure what exactly is different from the normal Messenger.

<string name="thread_context_menu_show_chat_head">Pop out chat head</string>
<string name="preference_notifications_chat_heads_title">Chat Heads</string>
<string name="preference_notifications_chat_heads_enabled">Access chats when using other apps</string>
<string name="preference_notifications_chat_heads_disabled">Turn on to access chats when using other apps</string>

Chat Heads will run in the background, even when you aren't using it. Is "Pop out chat head" suggesting there will be some kind of floating window? I'm not sure.

orca_chat_head_inboxorca_chat_headempty_bauble

This first button is called "orca_chat_head_inbox.png," and the second is "orca_chat_head." My guess is that a profile picture goes in the circle (that would be another stolen G+ design idea).

interstitial_aura_phone

Facebook messenger shouldn't look too different, at least according to this interstitial screen image.

Developer Stuff

It's always fun to dig through this stuff that wasn't supposed to be released and to see what developer-only goodies are in there.

launcher_camera_icon_wakizashiicon_wakizashilauncher_messenger_icon_wakizashi

This is interesting, here are the normal Facebook icons, but with wrenches next to them. They all have "icon_wakizashi" in their names, which might mean that "Wakizashi" is just the development branch of the Facebook app. There are actually still several references to "Katana" in the Facebook app, which suggests Wakizashi will not be a complete replacement of Katana.

debug_buttonkill_button

More circles: "debug_button" and "kill_button." Facebook is finally allowing you kill people over the internet! Sweet.

Conclusion

According to this rom, the Facebook Phone looks to be a mostly stock, mid-range Sense 4.5 phone that was attacked by a mutant Facebook app. Everything seems to be focused on the Facebook app - they haven't made their own Android Skin, or anything like that. Sadly, we can't get too many more details, because just about everything requires that you have special access to Facebook.

Of course, you should also keep in mind that we're tearing down an unreleased, developer version of Facebook's software, and everything is a work in progress. Facebook should show off the full details April 4th.

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Ah... not april fools, well i think you got april fooled?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647942962 Jerome Vadon

      Sounds like a very elaborate one...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Negative. This is completely legit.

  • Rammstone

    yawn

  • Abhishek

    april fool bitches

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      This would make a pretty lame April Fool's joke if you ask me.

  • RitishOemraw

    Lackluster even for facebook

  • http://profiles.google.com/hephastus Kurleigh Martin

    Excellent work as always Ron....but so not interested in anything FB has to say. Whenever Babel crosses your desk let us know!

  • Sven L.

    Well I guess that was not what we meant when we said that the App sucked. I definitely need no Facebook phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/youssef.chehade.16 Youssef Chehade

      innovation as air gestures , an ultra mp cam a huge screen a lot of things in technology we do not use , we need a nexus phone build by HTC with an Motorola battery and waterproof ( I really use it / as Sony ) with the marketing strategy of Samsung

  • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

    This is the best april fools joke i have seen today, nice job Mark.

  • jm9843

    So, HTC is wasting their time with this sort of thing instead of doing another Nexus phone. Blech.

    • http://www.facebook.com/emmanuel.buttigieg Emmanuel Buttigieg

      Ha HTC don't just CHOOSE to make another Nexus, Google has to award them the contract to do so :P

      • mgamerz

        It's not hard to make AOSP devices...

        • Ben Humphry

          cool. Which one did you make, then?

          • mgamerz

            For phone manufacturers stupid. You don't need that skin and shit to slow development time down.

          • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

            Its called baggage. They can't just drop it suddenly. Sad but true.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208078264 Tim Bess

            Look on any xda section for any phone, and you'll see independent android devs porting aosp to phones that use closed source drivers; which makes it extremely difficult. And even those tiny teams of devs can get it to work. And honestly those companies are making android for their phones FROM AOSP. Which means they make AOSP work for their phones before they add their crap to it. You wanna know what's hard? skinning the phone and adding all the bloatware.

          • Marc Edwards

            tru dat. the bloatware is the reason updates take so long to get released.

  • PCSievers

    Releasing a "facebook phone" that is basically just a crappy mid range running an app in the play store out the box would be really odd. Perhaps the Touchwiz reference is that there are two "facebook phones" and the other is being made by Samsung, perhaps some mid range galaxy they already make that they can do a run on and slap the FB logo on?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    Seriously, everyone - this isn't an April Fool's joke. I know everyone on the internet is a liar today and it's very hip and cool to call everything you see fake, but really, this would make a terrible April Fool's prank. I hope you'd expect us to have a better sense of humor than that.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      That's just what you want us to think! The prank is that this isn't a prank and I'M NOT FALLING FOR IT, DAVID RUDDOCK.

      • http://www.facebook.com/uhaish Uhaish Gupta

        prankception

    • hyperbolic

      If it's true, great job there.

    • heat361

      It doesn't even sound like an April fools joke plus Ron was looking at the Facebook app since the weekend.Anyway good job Ron.

    • József Király

      Maybe if you release the Facebook APK, people would calm a bit, who knows...

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        It doesn't even work (trust me - we had people working hard trying to get it to). There's really no reason to distribute the APK, and we don't have permission to do so.

        • leslie kawiti

          can i ask when did you get the system dump and how long did you guys spend tearing apart the apk's

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

            We got it a few days ago, and Ron has been working on tearing it apart since.

          • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

            I am not saying I do not believe you, but why didn't you release a short article about it then, with the information about an upcoming teardown?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Because we wanted the report to have substance.

          • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

            OK, thanks.

          • crankerchick

            And they rarely do that, so what would this time be any different? Sometimes when an app gets update, we'll see a short blurb saying such and such app was updated and a teardown will follow, but seriously, why should they change how they do something jsut because it will be April Fools Day in a few days. Does your life hang on the balance of this being real or not? Seriously, either take the post for what it is, or wait till Thursday and learn then whether this was a hoax or not.

          • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

            Once again - I am not saying I do not believe them. I just wanted to know based on what they decide, when they post such article once and they do not the other time.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            There, it's April 2nd. It was not a hoax.

          • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

            Okay :)

        • József Király

          David, I understand that it won't work (probably server-side check?), what I meant by that is that people would then see the apk, some might even give it a try to dissect it at home (like me). Any way, nice work on it, maybe in the future we will see some other apps being homescreen-ified (looking at Google Now, I know there's sfLauncher, but it's a beta, no tablet support, etc.).

          • hum0nx

            Highly agree with having Google now as a home launcher (or part of the notification center just like the new 4.2 toggles)

    • http://twitter.com/JayHarry5 JayHarry

      as Paul implied I am dazzled that someone able to earn $6144 in 4 weeks on the network.

    • http://twitter.com/JayHarry5 JayHarry

      ...---goo.gl/98WeK (Home more information)

    • andy_o

      this isn't an April Fool's joke

      But it should have been. This whole FB phone, I mean.

    • http://twitter.com/sleeplessinva sleeplessinva

      It should be an April Fool's joke.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    I get that this is legit - but honestly, god, why would you allow to have such a thing. Its like a double-layered manufacturer skin; HTC Sense on top of AOSP, and then Facebook's Skin on top of that. I can't wait to see how this thing runs personally...

    • Jadephyre

      My guess is: badly
      I defected from HTC to pure Nexus phones specifically because the fluidity of the interface took on the sluggishness of molasses with "Sense".

  • Chris

    Let's hope it works better than the facebook app. Though that doesn't set a very high standard.

  • ferdinand

    I do not want a new facebook phone

    I do not want a new facebook launcher

    I want a new facebook application that works smoothly with the android OS

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

      A million times this. What the fuck is wrong with those goofs over at Facebook? Its been how many years that the FB app has been awful? Not just on Android, but on iOS too. And instead of fixing that mess, they are on with all kinds of crap that nobody wants.

      • chandradithya

        Actually i find the iOS version buttery smooth, Even on an old jailbroken ipod 4g with a lot of tweaks, but the android version is pathetic and lags on every single device i've used.
        They should just remove the app from the Play Store and put up a banner asking people to just use Google+ and their new gorgeous and buttery smooth app.

        • http://www.facebook.com/nitinma Nitin Malhotra

          Agree! iOS app is just fine IMV too. I just miss 2 features in there - the ability to create albums off the phone and ability to delete your posts - rest is all fine.
          Android one does suck though.

          • Benjamin

            You can do both! You can create an album and delete your posts right from your iOS device!

        • Elliot Kotis

          HAHAHA Sorry, but it isn't. Dad and bro both have iPhone 5's, mum has iPhone 4S and it's crap, they complain about it a lot.

    • Brian

      This one will run all the time in the background. So you never miss a message. And you'll use all that pesky battery power Android users hate.

    • Oskar

      Well MAYBE you don't belong to every fucking target audience in the world?

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    In all honesty I'd rather a Twitter HTC phone.

  • silaslenz

    If it comes to the play store, I'm definitely going to install it. Just to leave a negative review. And, yes, I expect it to be horrible.

    • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

      If it's amazing, will you leave a positive review?

      • polioman

        It won't be.

      • silaslenz

        If the app is amazing, but the service still sucks, it will probably get a 2/5 or 3/5. If Facebook suddenly transforms into being awesome, with perfect design, great privacy, innovative and useful functionality, and the app is awesome, it might get 4/5.

        To get a 5/5 they would have to do everything the way they should for at least a year, not just release one good app.

        Not that it will happen, but Microsoft went from being nearly as bad as a company as Facebook is, to be halfway decent, so we can always hope.

      • Jadephyre

        If and when they completely conform to the Holo-standard and the app works without a hitch, then people MIGHT leave a favorable review.
        Until then, the best way to get them to listen is to call them out on their shoddy work.

  • http://twitter.com/brommas graeme bromley

    Glad I don't do facebook. They can keep the phone and the app. Pile of crap. I try talking to peopleI know.

  • Ian

    Legacy menu button. Good to see Facebook still has no idea how an Android app is supposed to be designed.

    • chandradithya

      Meanwhile at Google, The app designers for the G+ app are prouder than ever,
      Cheers to you guys if you're reading this post.

  • leslie kawiti

    i dont think this is a april fools joke, first of all they would have to create new icons and somehow create a fake screenshot of the new facebook page then they would have to comeup with some fake specs and then write the article, which would be a couple of hour. Soo if it is a fake its a pretty good one

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Oh no, a couple of hours of work!

      But seriously, it's not a joke.

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    Today Is Such A Bad Day To Release a teardown

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

      I know, but blame Facebook for holding an event April 4th.

      • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

        either way its like a April fools joke either way, because of its true the users who refused to believe it would have been "trolled" and if its false the sites reporting it as true would have been trolled either way its a win win on April 1st

      • Larizard

        could've waited till tomorrow, no?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm curious, why did you give up at the end?

      • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

        Dunno... I want to believe it and its relatively possible, but there is always that 1% of it turning into a actually well elaborated plot...

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Not exactly what I meant.

          • Marc Edwards

            He Meant The Capitalisation Of Each Word. I Noticed that too.

  • leslie kawiti

    loving the chat heads and the "wakazashi" launcher cant wait for the 4th of april

  • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

    If they are just making a launcher that will also be released to the Play Store, I am not going to be too harsh on them. It's a much more "sane" approach than to creating a skin, which can just be applied to their own phones -- from Facebook's point of view, it makes little sense. They want to broaden their reach fast, and selling their own phones mean starting from scratch. It's an expensive operation that will take YEARS even if they succeed. On the other hand, a modest success in a launcher will give them a whole lot more eyeballs in a relatively short period of times.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's also possible that they included these permissions because they wanted their employees to test it on their current phones and may not actually want to release in the Play Store. There is no way to know just yet.

  • mgamerz

    Is it going to suck like the original app? $10 it does

    • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

      There's a remotely remote chance it might not but everything in the world says it will suck as bad as the all FB apps.

  • McLean Riley

    The April Fools joke was the Status

  • flosserelli

    I'll be glad when facebook runs its course and the world finds something else to talk about.

  • http://twitter.com/Lammjr Lamm

    GOd, keep this away from me... I hate facebook

  • http://twitter.com/ChristophRotolo Christopher Rotolo

    I wonder if you can not even edit a damn post from this thing... just like the android app..

  • nono68200

    Just a rom for HTC? Or will we can to have this "app"?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's all in the post.

  • crankerchick

    "However, it has a special Facebook app that isn't available anywhere else..." _yet_. If it doesn't come to the playstore, I guess a developer would extract it and post it for everyone to hate.

    Nice teardown Ron. Here's to hoping the stuff you can't see is actually different from the normal facebook app, otherwise this is a pretty lame phone for an already lame but popular service.

  • iAmSoAngry

    They really miss with that shity camera.. they should have make that the best camera phone and then maybe someone would buy it

  • Pat

    Now that we've all given Facebook permission to update itself independent of the Play Store, what's to stop them from "enhancing" all our phones in this way? "Facebook phone" or not (as if anyone with any sense would pay money for this hardware in 2013), this smells a lot like "functionality" that'll eventually get thrust upon users whether they'd ever want a Facebook home screen or not. You might be able to hide or disable it, but the permissions will all be there sooner or later.

  • DaveN

    "This suggests, despite their close partnership, Facebook might not force Bing on you. This phone just got slightly less awful!"

    So you basically are admitting that you are a Google fanboy and that anything Facebook or Microsoft does is awful and anything Google does is great.

    • Cherokee4Life

      Orrr the more unbias way to look at his post is that Ron likes it when developers and phone companies give you options and not force you into one path. He could have said...
      "This suggests, despite their close partnership, Facebook might not force Google on you. This phone just got slightly less awful!"
      its not because it is Bing, it is because we have options..

      • DaveN

        Why would it be stupid? Android is pretty much an unlicensed fork of Java (using your favorite search engine, search for 'android java lawsuit' and read all about it) so why shouldn't someone take a page from Google's playbook and fork Android?

        • Cherokee4Life

          Forgetting the fact you are just trying to troll at this point....

          think about it.. If Microsoft built a "windows" phone and in that phone they forced you to use Google as the search provider. that would be stupid for Microsoft to do. The same would be for an Android phone to force you to use Bing as the search provider.

          So just shut up with the fanboy crap and enjoy the articles.

          • DaveN

            Wow, a Fandroid calling someone with a dissenting position a troll. Why am I not shocked that you can't handle the truth?

          • Cherokee4Life

            no, you didn't read my comment. The fact that this an a "google" phone is irrelevant. Its because its a companies phone that had the possibility of being forced to used another companies search engine. Android has been forked a million times over, personally I like Sense and some of the others skins of Android. But I think Ron is solely meaning being forced to used any one thing sucks when there are many options out there.

            I freely admit I am a Google Fanboy, I think they make amazing products and I like their style and UI of there products. That's not to say I don't like what other companies (apple, Microsoft) have done for industry. I just feel like people see someone make a statement against a company and assume they are a fanboy and how that makes what they wrote bad on uncredible. This is an ANDROID (and by default Google) website for news. If this was another website (Verge) that reports news on all Operating System but is over bias to one of them, then I think your comment would be completely credible.

            Full disclosure... I really don't like Facebook at all :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/rmourar Ricardo Moura Rocha

      No, he's admitting he prefers google search instead of bing... like, well, pretty much everybody in the world...

      • DaveN

        I used to prefer Google for years and was hooked but then I started trying others and quite simply, not being inundated with advertising is refreshing. Try duckduckgo.com and open your mind.

        • enomele

          I don't like you're attitude but duckduckgo isn't bad.

          • DaveN

            Isn't it great not being inundated by advertising?

          • Cherokee4Life

            When I search on Google I never see advertisements. But I guess thats because I am not the average user who can disable. So yes for the average user that duck one might be nicer and cleaner. I prefer Google Not for anything else except because how it delivers an array of information.

        • http://www.facebook.com/rmourar Ricardo Moura Rocha

          I'm not saying that google is better than any other search engine, I'm just saying it's the engine used by the overwhelming majority of the world...
          I do like google search and I enjoy the way it's connected to it's other products, like google now, but I didn't say it was better than any other, I said the author sounds like he prefers it and that it's THE most used search engine in the world...
          And I've just tried duckduckgo.com and didn't particularly like it... if I were to choose another search provider I'd be more inclined to use bing, which I don't find bad at all, just not as integrated to the products I use i.e. google products...

    • Cuvis

      No, he's admitting that Bing is not as good as Google Search, and Facebook's Android apps so far do not give any confidence in their competence.

    • Nevi_me

      Don't know about Ron, but I'll say yes to being a Google fanboy. Over the weekend I didn't have access to Google search, used Bing, and oh my word it was terrible. I'm hopefully not exaggerating, but if FB forced Bing on me I'd do everything I can not to use an FB phone for search :)

      • Cherokee4Life

        haha have you tried the Bing it On challenge thing? I picked Google every time.

        http://www.bingiton.com/

        You search for something and it displays both Google and Bing side by side and you pick which one you like better. But it doesn't tell you which is which until its over.

  • PhilNelwyn

    "Is 'Pop out chat head' suggesting there will be some kind of floating window? I'm not sure."

    That's what "SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW - The Facebook app can spawn windows that stay on top of all other windows" sounds like suggesting too.

  • http://twitter.com/karlovranjes Karlo

    I dont use Facebook,its been 1year and some months from now.
    It wanted too much of my private stuff even on non-smarthphone.
    From now and on Twitter only.

  • AK

    Good lord!

  • sampmamp

    Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with those punches!

    GimmeAnon.tk

  • Davy Jones

    Interesting, so last year specs, wonder if this will be a heavily subsidized device. That might get the kids interested in a "Facebook Phone".

  • Lawrence

    Nice they do a major redesign and the legacy menu buttons is there still.

  • Darius Thomas

    Does anyone remember when they came out with that MySpace phone? What a flop that was!

  • Vladimir Cuevas

    No way!!!

  • Dustin Foreman

    Gross

  • Mike Reid

    So, there is nowhere this can be downloaded ? Some of us would like to explore further.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.cox.56863 Chris Cox

    This phone will no doubt revolutionize the mobile phone software industry. and the way we look at socail networking . Look out Apple. http://www.firsthonestreviews.com/

  • ACx

    sq

  • http://www.deklao.com/ ເດັກລາວ

    I wait you facebook for day 4/4/2013

  • http://www.facebook.com/tautvydas.kaziukonis Tautvydas Kaziukonis

    Keeping in mind that most of smartphone users are facebook addicts I do not see any scenario that it won't work. Just sayin'.

  • notsaying

    I have the phone and can log in to FB. It's pretty nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bron84 Bronislav Shtrom

    No SD, no buy. Anybody else with me?

  • Jadephyre

    It would be really nice if they would have spent more time on making their FB App work correctly on Android, and not give us this broken piece of kit they call their official app.
    If the app on this FB Phone works as well as the current app, then I can tell you right now that it will flunk out, no one will buy that.
    Customers aren't all stupid consumers, FB will find that out very shortly.

    To anyone fed up with the original app, I recommend Atrium.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yash.azure22 Yash Tambi-the King

    Why are they hell bent on spoiling all their offerings? A launcher that'll eat a away my battery life like an elephant? Plus Facebook's getting irritating. G+ is the in thing. :)
    Please instead come up with an app which I can use. –__–
    I propose trolling them by adding fictional funny reviews like everyone did on Samsung Push Service app on the Play Store. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.marte Ferdinand Marte

    Twitter phone anyone?

    • vir ingens

      Any phone with a twitter widget is a twitter phone. Unfortunately, Facebook didn't have a widget, so they had to make a whole phone.

  • J Smith

    A Wakizashi is a sword with a shorter blade than a Katana.

  • negin

    سلام عزیزم

  • @scoontaman

    Idk what they're talkin about but the htc first is a great and unique phone, and I can't wait till they start workin on more.

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