Recently there have been rumors that HTC may be developing a phone for Facebook. Today Facebook denies this rumor with the following statement.
“This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programing interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way,” said Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook.
When he was asked again if there would be a Facebook-branded phone he just plain said “No.”
“The rumors around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown,” Rose told journalists at a company event in London. Asked whether the device would be Facebook-branded, he answered: “No.”
This still doesn’t meant that Facebook wont make a phone in the future. It just means that Facebook is denying cooperation with HTC to create a phone at this time.