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Specs For HTC’s Next Facebook Phone Confirmed

Specifications for HTC’s next “Facebook phone” have been confirmed. The device will go under the name ‘HTC Mystic’ and will offer a set of mid-range specifications. The smartphone will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The device will not allow users to use SD cards for expansion. As far as the display goes, the device will offer 4.3-inches of 720p screen real-estate at 320 pixels-per-inch. The Mystic’s cameras will offer resolutions of 5 and 1.7-megapixels for the rear and front facing cameras respectively. Finally, the device will offer LTE, HSPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and will be powered by Android 4.2.1.

UnwiredView has stated that this information comes from a “reliable source” and that it matches earlier leaked information from last month. The publication has also stated that the device should ship sometime this spring and will be pre-loaded with a plethora of Facebook applications like Messenger and Instagram as well as the official Facebook Android app. However, we’re still not sure if the device will offer a dedicated Facebook button like what was offered with the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa, HTC’s previous attempts at a Facebook phone.

Source: UnwiredView via TalkAndroid
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Nokia 2050 Launched In China With Dedicated QQ Button

Some of the major mobile phone maker has already tried their luck by manufacturing a smartphone which focuses on the social networking sites, specially Facebook. Last year, HTC launched the mid-range HTC Chacha and HTC Salsa smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button. Even Vodafone launched the entry-level Vodafone 555 Blue with a Facebook button. Sadly, none of them managed to attract the Facebook addicts in developing countries.

Last month, Nokia joined the bandwagon and announced the company’s first QWERTY phone with a dedicated Facebook button, the Nokia Asha 205. It was already rumored that Nokia will replace the Facebook button with the QQ button before shipping it in China, since Facebook is already blocked up there and QQ is the most popular instant messaging service among Chinese users.

Today, Nokia finally confirmed the rumor and launched the Nokia 2050 in China. And you guessed it right! The Nokia 2050 comes with the exact same specs found in the Asha 205 minus the Facebook button and Asha branding. This device is specially targeted at the youngsters, who wants to stay connected with their friends and family on the go.

The Nokia 2050 comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display, Series 40 Asha UI, full QWERTY keyboard, VGA camera, Nokia Xpress Browser, Nokia Life+, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm headset jack, Slam feature, 10 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm charger connector, up to 25 days of stand-by time, up to 11 hours of talk-time and a 1020 mAh battery.

The Nokia 2050 comes with a price tag of 399 Chinese Yuan (approx. $65). You will also get an exclusive gift of 40 EA games which includes titles such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed The Run and EA Sports FIFA 12.

Vodafone Blue Facebook Phone Launched In India For Rs.4,950

Yesterday, we posted that, Vodafone India will soon launch the Vodafone Blue Facebook phone in India. Now, the company has finally launched this amazing handset, exclusively for the Vodafone subscribers in India. The Vodafone Blue is originally called as the Vodafone 555 Blue in the UK and other European countries. This handset comes with the unique Facebook button, similar to the popular HTC ChaCha smartphone.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar said,

“The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives of millions of Vodafone customers, many of whom are avid Facebook users. Vodafone Blue is the answer to our youth’s mobile social networking needs. The phone has been designed to let everyone experience the fun of connecting with friends on the go, at a pocket friendly price. With our unique, fully integrated Facebook customization, the Vodafone Blue offers a compelling, out-of-the-box experience.”

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Vodafone Blue allows you to easily share and stay connected with your friends anytime, anywhere. The F (Facebook) button on the Vodafone Blue handset lets the user upload pictures, visit profiles and update status at a single click. You can also customize the Facebook ‘F’ button and assign a number of tasks, including instantly posting a status update with photos from the gallery or with links from the browser.

Vodafone Blue features a 2.4-inch (non-touch) QVGA display with 320 × 240 pixels resolution, 200 MHz MediaTek processor, QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth 2.1, GPRS/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, email client with POP3 and IMAP support, music player, Opera Mini browser, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, FM radio, 40MB internal memory, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1000 mAh battery.

The Vodafone Blue Facebook phone comes with a price tag of just Rs.4,950 (approx. $110). You will also get free unlimited access to Facebook for a year, with the purchase of this handset.

Vodafone 555 Blue Facebook Phone Arriving Tomorrow In India

Do you still remember the entry-level QWERTY phone, which was announced by Vodafone during the end of July? Yes, we are talking about the Vodafone 555 Blue phone, which comes with the Facebook button, similar to the HTC ChaCha smartphone. Vodafone 555 Blue is an entry-level phone, which comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display, 200 MHz processor, QWERTY keypad and much more.

This handset is already available from July in the UK, but the wait is finally over for the customers in India. Vodafone India will finally launch the Vodafone 555 Blue Facebook phone tomorrow in India. We also got an invitation from Vodafone India, to attend the launch of this phone at an event tomorrow in Mumbai.

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Vodafone 555 Blue features a 2.4-inch (non-touch) QVGA display with 320 × 240 pixels resolution, 200 MHz MediaTek processor, QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth 2.1, GPRS/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, email client with POP3 and IMAP support, music player, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, FM radio, 40MB internal memory, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1000 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a price tag of £60 in Europe. It is expected to be available in India for less than Rs.5,000. We cannot expect GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity options in this low-cost phone. But, this phone allows you to easily browse the web, thanks to the pre-loaded Opera Mini browser.

Vodafone 555 Blue QWERTY Phone Announced With Dedicated Facebook Button

Vodafone recently announced a new entry-level QWERTY phone, the Vodafone 555 Blue. This handset comes with basic features such as 2.4-inch display, 2 megapixel camera, 16 GB expandable memory and so on. The most interesting feature of this phone is the dedicated Facebook button, which was earlier seen in the HTC ChaCha smartphone. The dedicated Facebook allows us to upload photos, share links as well as change the status update on the go. Check out the complete specs below.

vodafone 555 blue

Vodafone 555 Blue features a 2.4-inch (non-touch) QVGA display with 320 × 240 pixels resolution, 200 MHz MediaTek processor, QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth 2.1, GPRS/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, email client with POP3 and IMAP support, music player, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, FM radio, 40MB internal memory, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1000 mAh battery.

Vodafone 555 Blue allows you to easily browse the web, thanks to the pre-loaded Opera Mini browser. Sadly, this phone does not come with GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. Vodafone 555 Blue is expected to come with a price tag of £60 (approx. $100/ Rs.4,400). This handset will be available from next month in Europe and Asia.

Facebook Announces Deeper Integration With INQ and HTC Phones

Remember the rumors of the Facebook phone? Well though those did really materialize, and has been working with mobile software developers and now mobile manufactures to deeply integrate the Facebook experience in devices.

Facebook INQ Cloud Touch

In a blog post today, Facebook said that they would be collaborating with INQ and HTC to bring deeper Facebook integration into their upcoming phones. Users will see better Facebook integration in the upcoming Cloud Touch and Cloud Q phones from INQ and the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa phones from HTC.

HTC ChaCha & HTC Salsa Facebook

All the above phones will either have a dedicated button for Facebook or will provide a one-touch access to Facebook through their interface.  This would also mean that users will have access to their Facebook contacts as a part of their phone and will have a better Facebook experience overall.

Facebook is also working with other phone manufactures and devices to integrate Facebook as a part of the phone interface or with the Facebook branding itself.

With almost 600 million users, these Facebook phones will definitely fly off the shelves and give Facebook a much tighter control over the mobile market.

Facebook Phone Is Real and It’s Coming to AT&T

There have been several rounds of rumors and denials about a phone from and also a funny take on how to the Facebook Phone will look like. However, until now there have been more denials than acceptance about it by Facebook.

Facebook Phone

In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Mark Zuckerberg agreed that they are working on a platform for a phone and not an actual phone itself. This was corroborated by articles from Bloomberg and Giga OM.

We’ve been working with INQ for a couple of years now to help them build a deeply integrated Facebook experience on their devices,Palo Alto, California-based Facebook said in an e- mailed statement. While we can’t speak for their future product development plans, we can say that our view is that almost all experiences would be better if they were social.

Facebook Phone will be built by mobile handset manufacturers INQ Mobile, who have been known to manufacture phones specifically for social networking. According to reports, there will be two smartphones based on Facebook and they will be coming to AT&T in the United States.

According to Facebook stats, 1/4th of their 500 million users use mobile devices or on , , and to access the site. This in itself means that over 125 million users are actively using smartphones to access the site. It would definitely make sense for Facebook to get a pie of the 125 million users by launching their own phone.

However, unlike other mobile apps, the dedicated Facebook phones will also concentrate on a gaming apps and experience, which is where users spend most of their time on the site. Currently, no other mobile phone directly allows users to play Facebook games.

However, it would be interesting to see how many people actually go ahead and buy the device. Let’s hold onto that thought for now.

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First Photo Of Facebook Phone [Geeky Fun]

If you have been reading tech news today, you might have come across the news that was speculated to be building a Facebook phone but later denied it. Trust the Internet to make fun out of news like these and come up with some really tacky things, remember the  announcement?

So, if you are up for some fun, here is the first photo of the Facebook Phone created by Sean Percival, all the Pun intended Winking smile.

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