HTC First announced, a Facebook Home-based smartphone

Hot on the heels of Facebook's announcement of its Facebook Home app platform, HTC has now confirmed the previous rumors that it will be teaming up with Facebook to offer a Android-based smartphone that's been designed specially for the Facebook Home platform, the HTC First.

The HTC First will be priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract, and it will be an exclusive on AT&T's wireless network in the U.S. It will officially go on sale April 12th, but pre-orders for the device should launch on AT&T's website later today. During the press conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that the HTC First would also be sold in Europe via EE and Orange but no other details were revealed.

The device will have a 4.3 inch screen along with a five megapixel rear camera. The smartphone will also come in a number of different colors, including matte black, white, red and pale blue, perhaps as a nod to HTC's Windows Phone 8X devices.

While the HTC First has been designed to use Facebook Home out of the box, it's important to realize that Facebook Home can be used by nearly every Android smartphone and that the apps will not be an exclusive to the HTC device. It will be interesting to see what the reaction to Facebook Home will be from other Android smartphone makers. Samsung and Sony have already announced they have partnered with Facebook on Facebook Home, but they have yet to announce smartphones made for the platform.

Source: Facebook | Image via HTC

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Unless someone is a Facebooking no life having crazed lunatic who posts and reads post 100 times an hour, I don't see how this is worth it.

Joshie said,
Someone has anger issues.
What? Its not anger. I'm just being blunt. The reasoning of the phone is, Facebook is in your face at all times...right? So you need to be a facebooking, no life having luntic to need such.

I facebook too, maybe 2 or 3 times a day. I wait untiul my lunch and scroll through all my latest news items and my families page. Then I do the same after work. But I don't want a phone dedicated to Facebook. To use Facebook as much as I know some people do, they can't possibly have a life.

Example, I have a friend in my list who I know doesn't have a job. She is on FB all day. In fact more than 50% of my news is all her comments and post. In moist cases more than 20 post per hour nearly every hour. Isn't that looney? I mean who has that kind of time?

if used properly,its a nice tool, but there are too many attention whores who do nothing but sit on facebook all god damn day,like you said. that is insane. what gets me are the clowns who think filling their friends list with so many people is somehow going to fool us into thinking how popular they are.

TechieXP1969 said,
What? Its not anger. I'm just being blunt. The reasoning of the phone is, Facebook is in your face at all times...right? So you need to be a facebooking, no life having luntic to need such.

I facebook too, maybe 2 or 3 times a day. I wait untiul my lunch and scroll through all my latest news items and my families page. Then I do the same after work. But I don't want a phone dedicated to Facebook. To use Facebook as much as I know some people do, they can't possibly have a life.

Example, I have a friend in my list who I know doesn't have a job. She is on FB all day. In fact more than 50% of my news is all her comments and post. In moist cases more than 20 post per hour nearly every hour. Isn't that looney? I mean who has that kind of time?

Simple fact is that you feel strongly enough that you can't express this without insulting hypothetical people. You either have personal issues with the site or communication issues. Either way, you have an issue somewhere.

So the First is not the One, but the app will run on the One.

However the HTC One is not the First One, it is the third One.

Also the HTC 8X and S were launched before the current One, but after the previous One, which actually had two versions not One.

Oh man....new naming convention announced now. Instead of 'One', 'Two', 'Three'....now we're gonna have First, Second, Third....can't wait for the HTC Two Hundredth, lol