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

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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  • 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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10 Comments

1. Kurai unregistered

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

2. Gtrav

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

You look at too many meme's.

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

5. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 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)

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1543; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

6. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

are they releasing it to international market?

7. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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?

11. Gtrav

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

10. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 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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