• wolfkabal

    One question.. Why?

    • Cherokee4Life

      Look I don't like it, nor will I ever download it. But from a Marketing stand point it ingenious. Create a mid-range phone that is fully integrated with Facebook. You will get a ton of people to buy it. Create a Launcher that is soley Facebook. It makes sense for people who love Facebook but not for many others.

      • RaviShah

        and hopefully get HTC's name out there again.

        • Cherokee4Life

          true, I love HTC but not Facebook. But if this helps HTC I am all for it!

      • wolfkabal

        Is Facebook even relevant anymore. I barely used it as-is, but even a lot of my young friends have moved away from it.

        • RaviShah

          unfortunately its quite relevant in younger people

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        • http://www.facebook.com/kchoffat Keegan Choffat

          Just curious, what have they moved to? Google+?

          • wolfkabal

            Of all things - Instagram. I don't use that either. I'm primarily on G+ myself though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/kchoffat Keegan Choffat

            Instagram is joked around like Tumblr for people who can't read. But it's not a social networking tool. I like Facebook, because I can sync it with my contacts on Android. I can fill in the blanks and have pictures for almost all of my contacts.

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      Because they are trying to replicate the stellar sales figures of the HTC ChaCha...

      Remember? The "First Facebook phone" from a year and a half ago?

    • feres13

      Yeah, especially when there is already tons of phones that will be able to run Facebook Home on April 12th (S3/NoteII/S4/One/OneX), and i doubt the phone will be released before april 12th. So much for the "first".

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  • Atakan Onol

    not that i use facebook anymore, but when i did, the app was good enough for me. plus then i could actually buy a great phone and not be in contract for 2 years with facebook

  • Josh Flowers

    "this just in--automatically update your news feed with every website visited by your web browser; Also, automatically upload every image you capture straight to your timeline for your friends approval. Please note, there is no opt-out feature of this--and Facebook reserves the right to all images posted"


  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    720p display?

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    he looks so happy

  • kudur

    Kill it with plasma

  • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

    Guys, we're not the target demographic. There's almost no way anybody on this site will use the Facebook Home option much less buy the mid-range phone designed around it. However, there is a *huge* demographic for this as the first slide in the presentation showed (from an independent survey, the average user spent ~24% of his/her time on Android smartphones in Facebook). That's huge, especially considering this includes people who do not use the apps, so I think this thing will sell well enough. Pretty much, some people buy a smartphone so they can use Facebook on the go; we're not those people, but that doesn't mean this won't sell.

  • neopanther

    What a dumb ass idea! What fool actually took this idea seriously!?

  • atlouiedog

    I guess I can finally upgrade from this Kin.

  • cy_n_ic

    Not built on the merits of the hardware.

    Your doing it wrong.

  • Dávid Körözsi

    This is ridicuolus

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    so can you facebook on this?

    • CasperTFG

      Great question. Was wondering the same.

    • albert

      I'm more curious whether we can access Google+ from this phone..

      • Sootie

        yep, just has a custom launcher

  • Carlos

    While I don't see myself using it. If it is at all possible, I would be intrigued in seeing some developers incorporating some of the features from this into their third party launchers and putting their own spin on it. Maybe g+ integration?

  • Zaatour36

    triple logo at the back

    htc Facebook AtT&T


    • Matthew Fry

      And yet the three together are still smaller than Verizon logos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

    Exclusive to AT&T...that means no international sales? That's just stupid. At that price-point, all of Latinamerica would be all over this goddamned Facebook phone. And, honestly, maybe I would too. I mean, it's not like I can't put another launcher on the phone (or an't I?)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It will be on EE in the UK. I don't know about anywhere else.

  • http://twitter.com/lukamlinar Luka Mlinar

    Samsung killed it with the two handed use phones. First moving the back button then the menu button. HTC is ruining it with it's UI. Now the Facebook thing which you probably can't shut down just like the notification wall on the One. At this point it's all on Sony and LG. So far Sony is not doing the best of jobs.

    • Drew M

      Motorola is quickly heading in the AOSP direction.

  • Mayoo

    So it's a mid-range phone that has a full price-tag (without 2 year agreement) of 450$... I'd rather buy a Nexus 4 for cheaper and get a 4.2.2 phone that will get 5.0 and further updates. I can live doing more swipes for the price difference.

  • patapongirl

    I hate it but I could see the appeal to those who are addicted to FB.

  • PINJ

    "HTC and AT&T are remaining pretty quiet on other specifications, which makes SENSE"
    Ah, You DEVIL!! ;)

  • http://twitter.com/zephiK0 William

    What happened to HTC sticking with ONE major phone, the One series? They seem to always want to rent out their phone services to Verizon's Droid brand and now to Facebook.

    Not to mention, ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE? Not saying that HTC First will be a success but having it exclusively on AT&T will make its chances of succeeding any better.

  • Paul Davidson

    With HTC being part of the OHA getting rid of "home" will be pretty simple since it runs JB even if it can`t be uninstalled (possible & likely) the notifications can be disabled as can the app with an alternative launcher installed

    The only mildly baffling thing is that they have decided to ignore one of the biggest pluses for potential users of making a "facebook phone" without making a facebook OS, Google play and the app infrastructure

    I would put good money on simpler people who want a simpler phone for facebooking *shudder* choosing an iPhone over this for the apps

  • Barton82

    "We don't know how many gigahertz it has, or how many geebees it's packing (we do now, see below)" - Below where? I can't see any of that info. You have to go to HTC's website to know that it's 1.4 gigahertz and 16 geebees.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001052886586 Breno Poubel

    Wanna know ? Simply ridiculous.

  • Sootie

    I dont have facebook and this is really nothing to do with me but came here to say how the heck would you put up with having to look at your face 50 times a day, I hate seeing my own photo

  • Mike Larrabee

    I actually think this is really smart (besides being just an AT&T exclusive), especially pre-loading Instragram with it (makes sense, as it's a FB property now). Obviously not for the tech geeks like us, but I know ppl who only use their phones for FB and Instragram (data wise)-- why not release a phone with a special launcher that highlights those things exactly?

  • Jadephyre

    Bad idea badly executed and apart from Facebook-Junkies I can see no one else buying this.

  • Spirit