HTC First announced, pre-orders live, releasing April 12 for $99

HTC First announced, pre-orders live, releasing April 12 for $99
Along with the official announcement of Facebook Home, we've gotten the phone we expected as well. HTC's Peter Chou came out near the end of the event to show off the HTC First, which will be the first device that has Facebook Home baked-in. The HTC First will be exclusive to AT&T and will release the same day as Facebook Home on April 12th, although pre-orders for the phone are live today.

The majority specs of the phone were not given in the press release. The only specs listed are the 4.3" screen, a dual-core Snapdragon™ 400 processor, LTE, and Android 4.1, which matches the launch price of just $99.99. We have seen leaked specs that claim the 4.3 inch screen will have a 720p resolution, and that the phone will have a 5MP camera on back. And, as expected, the device will come in four colors: white, black, red, and blue.

Interestingly, Peter Chou said that because Facebook Home is baked-in, there will be some exclusive extras, like getting your normal e-mail notifications through Facebook Home. Also, while the phone is exclusive to AT&T in the US, Zuck said that HTC is working with EE and Orange to bring the phone to the UK. 

Along with the announcement, AT&T has put up some short videos to show off Facebook Home, which you can see below. 


source: AT&T and AT&T pre-order



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  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(14.3h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Who on earth is going to buy that phone???

2. gogowho

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

poor but need social life one?

25. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

poor people can't afford an AT&T contract. This phone needs to be

4. gogowho

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

poor && need social life && stupid note, this should all be a true

6. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

facebook fans and people who have facebook. i don;t have facebook and proud

13. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I have facebook to keep up with my family around the world but I refuse to disrespect myself with this phone

31. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

True. Social media is just one thing our devices can offer us. Who the f**k would sign a 2-year contract for facebook?

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Me(h), me(h)... Jokes aside, the specs are pretty decent! 720p on a span of 4.3 inches with Snapdragon 400. Show me the phone without Facebook and i might want to take it 'home'.

23. warren24

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

teens...if they dont buy and iPhone or the Galaxy

3. bxbomber718

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Fail....smh The mobile market is getting more cluttered with useless overlay interfaces as it is. Facebook...Please....STOP.

21. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

its just a launcher... you can just use another launcher if you want... I hope this comes with stock android, then this phone could be a decent choice

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No thank you! :)

7. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Another sad htc exclusive. At@t sucks too

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

HTC One, HTC First... I think we're seeing a trend here.

9. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

soon we might see HTC single, HTC solo :P

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm just wondering what are they going to call the successor of the HTC One

16. boules

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

HTC Two

24. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

HTC One Mo' 'Gin

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

HTC UNO

12. MyLife0nline

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Didnt know Facebook and HTC stole the Web OS and HP3 design..... ~______~

14. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The name is horrible. HTC First? really.. Doesn't wow me at all. Didn't even talk about the specs during the event. Not even the display. For we know it could be a really low ppi and resolution, single or dual core?. Stupid idea. First to be the worst phone of 2013 of all time. Second place is Iphone 4/4S/5/5S.

15. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

A phone about as exciting as tying a shoelace.

17. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The phone looks like the offspring of a Lumia and and an old Pre.

18. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I must say... Facebook Home looks pretty clean.

20. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Who's gonna use this phone? Well, definitely somebody not you.. Must you guys pick on everything facebook? Choice differs, just so you know.

22. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

GUYS ITS JUST A LAUNCHER! I'M SURE THERES SENSE OR STOCK OR SOMETHING ELSE

26. mannytech

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

Htc and their stupid names they just confuse people.

27. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

"The only specs listed are the 4.3" screen, a dual-core Snapdragon™ 400 processor, LTE, and Android 4.1, which matches the launch price of just $99.99." RazrM spec's, but the M runs from Free to $50. Plus it's by Moto so it'll at least get one OS update.

28. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Another stupid exclusivity deal that AT&T gets, who cares anyway I'm looking forward for Ubuntu that is mouthwatering, not this dumb nonsense, Also what another great move from HTC (sarcasm).

29. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I will take it, if it is free....

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