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HTC First Facebook Phone Price Drops to $0.99 at AT&T

The only Android smartphone to have the new Facebook Home loaded on top right from start is now available for just $0.99. HTC First is available for purchase through wireless carrier AT&T in the United States at only $0.99 with the signing of a two-year contract agreement.

The phone was announced a month ago and was originally sold for $99 with a two-year contract. Although we’re not aware why the phone’s price has dropped from a huge margin, but what we assume is that Facebook is trying to get Home into the hands of more users.

HTC First Price Drop

Facebook’s entry into the hardware market hasn’t been a pleasing one. At the time of writing this post 15,855 users had rated Facebook Home, however, the app has a low rating on just 2.2 stars out of 5, with only 2,763 users rating it a 5 while a majority number of users rating it 1 star.

According to Business Insider, “the price drop also backs up reports from analysts that the phone hasn’t been selling very well. One analyst reported that he called an AT&T store whose employees claimed they hadn’t sold any HTC First phones”.

Facebook And HTC Unveils ‘First’ Smartphone; Coming To AT&T On April 12

Today, Facebook finally unveiled the much-awaited Facebook Home, which is basically a home screen launcher for Android smartphones. At the same event, HTC and Facebook announced the new HTC First smartphone. It is the first device that has been optimized for Facebook Home. HTC First will be exclusively available for AT&T and EE customers in the US and UK respectively.

Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation, said,
“HTC has a track record of providing beautiful hardware design, and of being first-to-market with smartphone innovations. The HTC First continues that track record, providing AT&T customers with a unique home experience that puts a user’s friends and family at the center of their mobile experience.”

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HTC First features a 4.3 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, full HD (1080p) video playback, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, WiFi 801.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth 4.0, Google Play Store, up to 14.3 hours of talk-time, up to 18.2 hours of standby time and a 2000 mAh battery.

HTC First is currently up for pre-order at AT&T. This handset will go on sale from April 12 for just $99.99 with a two year service agreement. To pre-order the HTC First, head over to this page.