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AT&T also dropped the off-contract price from $450 to $350

Facebook may be the king of the social networking world, but it has a long way to go in the way of mobile devices -- and it shows in the sales of the HTC First. 

HTC's "First" smartphone was released as a Facebook-heavy, social smartphone last month. While it runs the Android operating system, a main feature was the integrated Facebook Home software -- which puts Facebook notifications and updates at the forefront.


While the phone has some decent specs, it's not doing too hot in the sales department. Customers don't seem to be interested in the product, and while no official sales figures have been released, the proof is in the price -- AT&T recently cut the price of the HTC First from $99 with a two-year contract to 99 cents, and even dropped the off-contract price from $450 to $350. 

Reviews of the HTC First say that Facebook Home is nowhere near finished, and that other specs (like the rear camera) are not too impressive. 

The HTC First features a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720p SLCD3 display, aSnapdragon 400 1.5 GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm, Inc., LTE compatibility, 1 GB memory, a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.6 megapixel front camera. It is available in black, white, red and blue and is exclusive to AT&T.

Source: BGR



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Can you remove it?
By DT_Reader on 5/9/2013 11:52:35 AM , Rating: 2
If there's a way to remove Facebook Home from this phone, I might be interested in one.

But then, it's' anchored to AT&T, so nevermind.




RE: Can you remove it?
By Mitch101 on 5/9/2013 11:58:45 AM , Rating: 2
Facebook is about to take a dive they are trying too ban many Facebook apps in the Windows eco system and you can be sure that iPhone and Android Facebook app deaths are coming. Most likely trying to boost their phone sales.


RE: Can you remove it?
By BRB29 on 5/13/2013 8:32:44 AM , Rating: 2
This is false. Their revenue comes from ads. Selling ads means covering as many devices and area as possible. If they are stupid enough to do that then they will lose revenue. Im sure most of facebook's shareholders wouldn't approve of that.


RE: Can you remove it?
By Camikazi on 5/9/2013 6:49:11 PM , Rating: 2
From what I heard it is completely removable and leaves you with a stock Android JB phone.


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