It looks like the puzzle surrounding the much rumored “Facebook phones” is now beginning to come together thanks to a pair of purported press shots revealed on Monday. Mobile blog has obtained what appears to be two official mock-ups depicting upcoming Android smartphones from HTC. The most notable feature found on each of these unannounced devices, of course, is the presence of a dedicated Facebook button complete with the Facebook logo. It is unclear what the function of the Facebook button might be, though it seems apparent that the smartphones will feature deep integration with the popular social network. Earlier reports regarding these devices suggested they might launch as Facebook-branded smartphones built for the company by HTC, but Facebook later denied the claims. BGR also exclusively reported possible additional details surrounding the devices last last month. While the phones will apparently not launch as Facebook-branded devices, it is still possible that other details from previous reports are accurate. According to’s report, the full touchscreen device seen above will launch as the HTC Icon while the QWERTY-equipped smartphone seen after the break will be the HTC Snap 2.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.