HTC Myst Facebook phone edges closer to release

HTC Myst Facebook phone edges closer to releaseIf you're talking Facebook phones, HTC is one of very few players around with real previous on the subject in the form of 2011's rather mediocre Salsa and ChaCha.

Well it's now looking a certainty that a Facebook-friendly follow up is set to land over the the next few months, with a fairly detailed set of specs having emerged via the usually reliable EVleaks.

It's currently going by the name HTC Myst #UL, and is apparently the same device we reported on late last year that then was being called the HTC Opera UL.

In terms of the spec, the only real connection to the Salsa and ChaCha is the mid-range billing. There's no question of a QWERTY and non-QWERTY option, though: the Myst exists solely as a single 4.3in 720p all-touch affair.

Moving to the processor, we're talking a dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon SoC partnered by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage.

In terms of cameras, you've got a 5MP/1.6MP duo to play with, with no further details known on that front - something that could be worth hearing more about given HTC's recent moves on the camera front.

That aside, the Myst's specs are rounded out by a typical set of connectivity options, including LTE. This is probably a good time to clarify that the Myst is specifically being talked up as a three-way collaboration between HTC, AT&T and Facebook specifically for the US market.

It's expected to touch down there over the Spring with Android Jelly Bean on board, plus updated versions of the Facebook app, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

There's no reason to specifically rule out the Myst heading to the UK, but we've heard nothing at all confirming it yet either.

Via Unwired View

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Pondlife  Mar. 9, 2013 at 20:42

There's no reason to specifically rule out the Myst heading to the UK
well there's
three-way collaboration between HTC, AT&T and Facebook

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