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R.I.P HTC First aka The Facebook Phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 May 2013 20:04 User comments (5)

R.I.P HTC First aka The Facebook Phone According to BGR, the HTC First, the first device to feature Facebook's "Home" interface, is about to be dropped from AT&T lineup of devices.
Allegedly, the sales have been so disappointing that exclusive carrier AT&T will be shipping all unsold inventory back to HTC once its contractual obligation to keep them in stores is satisfied.

If true, the news is terrible for HTC and Facebook, both of which were hoping to get the device into as many hands as possible. HTC released the First last month. The report even says the low-end and poorly reviewed HTC Status sold more during its first month than the First did.

Last week AT&T dropped the contract price of the First to $0.99 from $99, sparking conversations that the device was on its way out.

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5 user comments

113.5.2013 21:34

Somehow I knew this Facebook Mobile OS would be a flop. It seemed rather pointless since all the major Mobile SmartPhone OSes already featured Facebook integration.


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214.5.2013 2:01

EXACTLY

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Somehow I knew this Facebook Mobile OS would be a flop. It seemed rather pointless since all the major Mobile SmartPhone OSes already featured Facebook integration.


OH YES ... THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

314.5.2013 4:27

...but it was basically a nexus with one addon. I'm amazed they don't try to take advantage of that.



415.5.2013 4:46

Should have been on a cheaper carrier to try to attract teens to the device. Most parents can't/won't shell out $100+ per month for an AT&T plan with this cheap phone.

516.5.2013 11:58

Maybe, Faceache is on the coolness wane.

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 May 2013 @ 11:59

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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