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Facebook and HTC unveil "Facebook Home" for the HTC First

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2013 22:17 User comments (4)

Facebook and HTC unveil "Facebook Home" for the HTC First HTC and Facebook unveiled Facebook Home today, an Android-based user interface that highlights "the Facebook experience."
The HTC First will be the first (no pun intended) smartphone to include the software, and it will be available exclusively through AT&T in the U.S.

HTC says the device has a 4.3-inch display, a Qualcomm 400 Snapdragon dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The phone has a larger 2000 mAh battery and dual 1.5MP/5MP cameras.

As explained by the social networking giant, Facebook Home "brings your News Feed to the surface, for access to important social updates without opening up additional applications."

Additionally, Facebook Home includes; Cover Feed, a constant, fresh stream of photos and updates directly from your news feed and is always present as soon as you wake up your phone; Notifications that appear right on your home screen; Chat Heads, the mobile messenger that lets you jump in and out of conversations while you multitask; App Launcher, which lets you view your favorite apps and post right to Facebook from the same spot

"Home is a completely new experience for your phone," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's Founder and CEO. "With Home available right out of the box, you're getting the best quality experience for connecting with your friends."

The device is available now for pre-order with a release date of April 12th. HTC's First will cost $99 with contract.



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4 user comments

15.4.2013 2:50

...Ick.

25.4.2013 3:14

What is the betting that this will soon be 'a system app' impossible to uninstall without invalidating your warranty? HTC will be bust soon anyway.

35.4.2013 9:00

For people who have a serious addiction to facebook...

45.4.2013 13:58

The specs sound like the 2 years old HTC Sensation. NO THX.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Apr 2013 @ 14:00

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