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HTC First with Facebook Home launches on AT&T today for $99

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HTC First with Facebook Home launches on AT&T today for $99
The vane and beautiful, or the truly social? That is the question that was in our mind when we first saw Facebook Home and the HTC First, the long anticipated Facebook phone. Today, the HTC First has finally arrived to AT&T and it carriers a low-price tag of $99 on a two-year contract, but not a whole lot of ambition.

Actually, the HTC First could easily be described as a mid-range device. A 4.3-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz dual-core chip with 1 gig of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera are hardly awe-inspiring nowadays.

It’s all about marketing with the HTC First and Facebook Home. Home puts Facebook all over your phone, and definitely tries to eclipse Android. It’s got your social updates, a Chat Heads messaging function and awesome full-screen looks. It will find its following - there are many people who spent a lot of time on Facebook and this might be a perfect fit. But will it be a mass market machine? We don’t think so.

The HTC First is now available in black, white, red and pale blue on AT&T.

source: AT&T

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posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:51 6

1. Kurai (unregistered)

hurray for the HTC first . . I love the new facebook home . . .said no one ever

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:03

2. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)

You look at too many meme's.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:03

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Does any one when the facebook home download will be availible in the UK? Also, where it can be downloaded from?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:20 1

5. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

ive read an article they said you can download it in playstore....and i think it is available tomorrow to HTC One and ONE x then S3 and S4...other phones may follow by next update.(monthly update)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:08 4

4. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

The ONLY nice thing about this phone is that you can totally disable Facebook Home and use Vanilla Android. :)

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 09:28

6. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

are they releasing it to international market?

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:22 2

7. shamataa (Posts: 241; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

You are stuck with this for 2 years and with specs like that its really not worth it unless its free or 30 bucks than maybe.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 13:17

8. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Hmm. That's an odd statement. It has a higher dpi and larger screen than the iPhone 5. It's processor does its thing with only an occasional stutter. Build quality is good with its polycarbonate body. Looking at the pictures that The Verge posted look acceptable but not great. Really the camera is the only thing the First falls short with vs the iPhone 5. Other than that it beats it in all specs, how often do you tell people that the iPhone 5 is unsafe for a two year contract? Personally this sounds like a perfect phone for my mother who is ready for an upgrade from her HTC Sensation. Now the question is when will it come to T-Mobile?

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 10:12

11. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)

Its a mid-range phone; not a flagship phone. Also, even though we all like new phones with the fastest processor tell me how many programs use 4 cores? We are just kinda future proofing our phones. If someone is buying a mid tier phone they don't care about a future proofed phone.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 09:08

10. Shinydesert (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Sorry this is just me,but do we really need to be that connected all the time? I know,I know the to each its own,but I think the worls has gone totally nuts.
And then,some are concernned about their privacy.

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