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Just five weeks after it was announced, sales of the HTC First - the so-called "Facebook phone" - are apparently to be discontinued by AT&T, amid reports of dismal sales figures.
Facebook executives stated that its Facebook Home Android skin will be made available to some devices outside the US starting today and that a major update is coming for mid-May.
A Facebook representative recently revealed the company is in discussions with Microsoft and Apple to bring its Home software package to their respective smartphone operating systems.
Facebook Home's new launch TV commercial features Mark Zuckerberg, with a Facebook employee that seems to be more interested in a goat, go-karts and more on his HTC First phone.
Facebook has now released Facebook Home, their new Android OS skin that's available out of the box on the new HTC First smartphone. Facebook Home can only be installed on a few Android devices.
Microsoft's head of Corporate Communications Frank X. Shaw has written a new blog post that further slams Facebook Home for its "people" centric theme when Windows Phone already has that theme.
Microsoft's official Windows Phone Twitter page pokes a little fun at Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg's reveal of Facebook Home, pointing out the People hub on Microsoft's mobile OS.
HTC has officially announced the new HTC First smartphone, based on Facebook's new app-centric Facebook Home platform, which will be sold by AT&T starting on April 12th for $99.99.