It’s funny that just at the exact time most had thrown out the suggestion of a Facebook Phone once and for all, the announcement comes that it’s real, it’s coming and it’s release date probably isn’t that far away. Almost like they knew we’d have our guard down, but then again what would you expect from the biggest networking phenomenon in the history or history?
Back to the point however, the Facebook Phone will for all intents and purposes not represent a revolution in Smartphone design, but instead represents a massive step forward in the company’s embedding of the social networking tool. This coming Thursday, Zuckerberg and his army are expected to reveal a brand new HTC Phone – which apparently is called the HTC Myst – which essentially sees the standard Android OS hijacked by a version of HTC’s TouchWiz interface and brings Facebook right to the homescreen of the phone.
Or in other words, the Facebook phone will save you the trouble of having to press the Facebook App button…such sweet relief!
All in all, the Facebook Phone will be tweaked and optimized in a number of ways that allow the user to prioritize Facebook over everything else on their device. In theory, it will be easier than ever before to upload photos, receive messages, play games and so on and so forth.
As far as specs and features go, the HTC Myst / Facebook Phone will loiter somewhere around the mid-range bracket with a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and a 4.3-inch screen. What’s not clear at present is exactly what the price of the unlocked Facebook Phone will be and which/if specific carriers only will be gifted with the honor of pushing it.
We’re also still waiting for any real clarification at to its release date, but this should be confirmed when the Facebook Phone itself makes its debut this Thursday.