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Myspace to Launch Its Own Smartphone, Sources Say

The Facebook phone may be a no-go, but another social network is building its own device. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Myspace phone.

By (@JRRaphael)

January 27, 2011

The story you're about to read is not (entirely) true. It is, however, more accurate than most things on network television.

Facebook Phone Rumor: WrongWell, well — whaddya know? Turns out that those rumors about the so-called “Facebook phone” were wrong…again. Guess the last time Facebook emphatically denied the story wasn’t good enough.

Not to worry, though: There is a social network phone in the works. Like, for reals. Some guy who works with a dude who used to clean floors with a fella who once boned a chick whose brother has a friend who knows someone in the mailroom of HTC told us.

This isn’t the Facebook phone, though. It’s something even better. This is the Myspace phone, baby.

Through our exclusive connection, we were able to purloin a number of fascinating facts about the hotly anticipated indifferently regarded device. It’ll be made by RadioShack (our guy from HTC has a cousin there) and will feature
a cutting-edge design (by 1991 standards).

Myspace Phone LogoThe Myspace phone, our sources say, will be branded as the “My_____ Ph___.” It’ll provide an easy-to-follow stream of the lack of any current Myspace activity, along with one-click access to thousands of abandoned profiles. The My_____ Ph___ will offer numerous options for customization, including 12 different glittery GIF-based backgrounds and an optional Friendster Connect widget for the home screen. There’ll also be close integration with the National Sex Offender Registry so you can easily identify any Myspace users who make contact via the phone’s ASCII-based video chat emulator.

The My_____ Ph___ will go on sale for $49.99 later this year. In lieu of a buy-one-get-one-free promotion, the device will be offered with a special limited-time deal: buy two, get Myspace.

Myspace representatives were not immediately available for comment, presumably because they’ve all been laid off.

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