AT&T may have sold only 10 000 HTC First smartphones to date

AT&T may have sold only 10 000 HTC First smartphones to date
It has been one month since AT&T exclusively launched the HTC First "Facebook phone" in the U.S. Initially priced at $99 on contract, the handset was expected to be a hit among users of the popular social network, but now it seems like few people have actually chosen to buy one. In fact, according to Trip Chowdhry – an analyst for Global Equities Research, only about 10 000 HTC First units have been sold by AT&T since the smartphone's release. What could have possibly gone wrong?

Well, the HTC First simply isn't cool enough to attract Facebook users, according to the analyst. In other words, there isn't much to make it stand out as having Facebook Home pre-installed is definitely not a killer feature. Facebook's launcher isn't doing well either, having amassed thousands of one-star reviews on the Google Play Store. Although it has been downloaded well over a million times, it is still unclear how many of the people who have tried Facebook Home are still actively using it.  

Still, the HTC First is definitely not a bad mid-range smartphone, and those who aren't fond of Facebook Home are free to turn it off. AT&T currently has the device priced at a dollar on contract, most likely in attempt to boost its lackluster sales figures. For more information about the device, make sure you read our HTC First review.

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  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.6 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1


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