HTC remains silent over report of Facebook phone


TAIPEI–Taiwan’s HTC Corp. declined to comment Sunday on a report that its new phone, featuring unique Facebook functionalities, had been certified for use in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The FCC, which oversees telecommunications and broadcast companies, approved March 22 an HTC phone called “PM33100,” which is seen as HTC’s next customized handset in partnership with Facebook, according to the U.S.-based tech news website Engadget.

In response, HTC said it would not comment on any market rumors or speculations.

Engadget reported March 22 that the new HTC-Facebook device, which has been referred to by earlier media reports as the HTC Myst, will have dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless radio technology and long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity compatible with the AT&T Inc. network.