HTC First is Here
0.0By Reuben Levine April 04, 2013 06:04 PM
HTC CEO Peter Chou was present at the Facebook event today to officially launch the HTC First, the "Facebook Phone." The First (horrible name,) is a mid-range device that is tailor-made to have heavy Facebook integration. The First will run Facebook Home, which will act s the device's main UI. Behind that, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will keep things running. Besides that, we know it's dual-core and not much else. The event was light on hardware specifics.
The HTC First will run exclusively with AT&T, and will go for $99 with a two-year contract. Not so bad. It launches on April 12th, and pre-orders begin today. You can choose from black, white, red, and light blue -- an obvious attempt to make the phone attractive to as many people as possible.
It's worth noting, however, that Facebook Home is not exclusive to the First, and other devices will carry it. The First is going to have to prove its worth, as it's currently difficult to discern why anybody would need this when Facebook is already fairly ubiquitous. As you all know, a product launch is never the end of the details, so expect more to come in shortly.
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