Rumors of a another Facebook (FB) phone are again making the rounds. According to UnwiredView, Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC is set to launch another Facebook-powered phone in the second quarter of 2013. Codenamed the “HTC Myst” (formerly the HTC Opera), the new mid-range handset which comes after the release of two notable Android handsets in 2011: the Salsa and ChaCha, is said to include a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB on-board storage, a 4.3-inch touch 720p display, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, LTE and the Android Jelly Bean OS with FB software pre-loaded, including the Facebook app, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram, among others. The smartphone is expected to be available through AT&T Inc. (T).
Other details about this social network integrated phone are unclear, like whether HTC will use Beats Audio with Amplifier and Ultrapixel camera technology.
In November we heard that the HTC Opera would be the official Facebook phone, and this is apparently the same gadget but with a different internal name. That said, Facebook has repeatedly denied reports that it’s working on its own phone.
UnwiredView notes however, that while there’s no official word from HTC or Facebook confirming the existence of the device, all indications point to this being the real deal.