The HTC Facebook phone is alive and it’s codenamed the Opera UL

Over the summer we heard rumors that HTC is collaborating with Facebook for a Facebook themed phone. Of course everyone denied it, but it appears it’s definitely in development. It’s codenamed the Opera UL and it popped up in a NenaMark 2 benchmark test.  Pocket-Lint has a source that claims the phone has been delayed, but we’re not sure what that means. Back in the summer when we reported that HTC was working on something, it wasn’t expected to be released till 2013 anyway.


You might remember the HTC Status (or ChaCha) that was HTC’s first attempt at a Facebook phone, but it really wasn’t a collaboration with Facebook. Our understanding is this will be marketed as an official Facebook phone. From the benchmark results the specs include a 1.4GHz processor, a Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU, and a 1280 x 720 display. As to the processor, we can’t tell if it’s dual or quad-core, but we are guessing it’s a dual-core.

Now you and I have no interest in this phone, but do you think it will sell like hotcakes or just be another dud?

source: pocket-lint


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • http://www.facebook.com/j3ff.reyC Jeff Carson

    I hope a dud. P please be a dud!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dacha.liceknjiga Dacha LiceKnjiga

    Finally a phone that I’m not gonna buy ever.

  • http://twitter.com/JMOBILEHITE352 JAN J*MOBILE E. HITE

    AT&T CARRIED A ***FACEBOOK-FONE** LAST year I believen & a HTC too. Does Anyone REMEMBER?!?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikewestak Mike West

    AWESOME! I’m thrilled to buy a phone that specializes in Facebook posts about nothing significant. I’m definitely saving up for this amazing device that will surely put all other phones except the amazing HTC Status to shame. Now THAT was an amazing phone. Loved all the HTC and AT&T apps that filled up the entire phone almost so that I could at least ad one contact to my phone memory. Definitely buying massive stock for Facebook now.