We have seen some rumors regarding the First Facebook phone and all of them were quite true as HTC finally announced the new HTC First smartphone. This new phone is a fully Facebook integrated phone which has been officially unveiled today.This first Facebook-centered Android device will be exclusively available on AT&T in United States with the official sales will be starting on April 12 for an affordable price tag of $99.99 along with a 2-year contract. You can still have the chance to pre-Order one here.
The HTC First isn’t the first device with the idea of Facebook integration in a HTC smartphone, back in early 2011 Facebook and HTC’s partnership resulted in the making of HTC Chacha and the HTC Salsa. Both phones have a special Facebook integration with a specific Facebook button. But this smartphone namely HTC First came with the New Home Launcher for Facebook, making much more richer Facebook integration than it’s earlier counter parts.
Beside the new Facebook launcher The HTC First runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a medium sized that is 4.3 inch HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720p. The device is supported with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. There is a 5 megapixel rare camera that can shoot HD videos. The phone will support AT&T LTE network.
If we see the specifications of the HTC First device, it surely stands among the Mid-range affordable device. However the most important feature is the integration of newly announced Facebook Home Launcher into its Android Operating System. Which makes it unique from other smartphones. Facebook also mentions that the HTC First will have some deeper integration for system notifications than the other devices having Facebook Home, which is expected to be launched at 12th of April. One more feature that distinguish this phone is the integration of Instagram app alongside Facebook. That surely will be a great news for Instgramers.
There are some images of the first ever Facebook Home launcher phone. The HTC First,
Source: The Verge