Microsoft says Facebook Home is “remarkably” reminiscent of Windows Phone

Facebook Home is an Android add-on that’s all about putting people ahead of apps. That concept, and implementation unveiled alongside the HTC First Facebook-oriented phone, sounds awfully familiar to Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft vice president of corporate communication. Shaw posted to the Microsoft blog that the theme of Home’s presentation yesterday was “remarkably similar to the launch event we did…

AT&T now offering 720p and Android 4.1 for only $1 with HTC First price drop

The HTC First isn’t the most powerful device around, but it is a surprisingly good phone capable of meeting moderate expectations. The first Android smartphone to run Facebook Home layer of apps is now only $0.99 on AT&T, a surprising price drop so soon after release. AT&T originally charged $99 for the HTC First, so why chop off $98 less…

HTC First is the first Facebook phone

HTC First Facebook Phone for AT&T The Facebook Phone is real, and it’s name is the HTC First. Moments after it announced Facebook Home, a new Android home screen and lock screen that better integrates Android with Facebook, HTC and AT&T announced they will be the first to release a phone pre-loaded with the software. HTC First is heading to…

HTC First will be last in Europe after Facebook decides to delay release on EE and Orange

Following indifferent reviews and poor customer reception in its U.S. launch, Facebook has decided to delay the release of the HTC First in Europe so it has more time to make Facebook Home more appealing. EE and Orange France have both issued statements that the HTC First has been delayed until Facebook can improve the software that powers the device….

HTC First Review

HTC First A Facebook phone has supposedly been in development for years, but the whispers were always deemed false until Facebook announced Home earlier this month. Replacing a few standard Android apps and injecting itself into major aspects of the OS, Facebook found a way to finally make an impact on mobile that’s bigger than releasing an app. The trouble…

Facebook to reveal New Home on Android, here’s what to expect

Facebook is yet to formally and officially announce what it has in store for its New Home on Android event, but that hasn’t stopped the leaks, rumours and speculation building in anticipation. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, has always said that “every phone is a Facebook phone” and that building a phone has “always been the wrong strategy” for Facebook. More…

HTC First release date UK: Summer as EE exclusive

EE has confirmed that it will exclusively stock the HTC First, the new Facebook-friendly phone, from this summer in the UK. The UK release date comes some time after the US launch on 12 April, although HTC, Facebook and EE have not detailed why. ”The HTC First will be exclusively available this summer on EE’s superfast 4GEE service, with details on…

What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

Facebook and its partners have�announced the HTC First, making a U-turn on something it said it would never do: launch a Facebook phone. It won’t be for everyone, but Facebook does hope to tempt you in with a clever Android user interface tweak. And should you not fancy a new mid-range handset you can even convert your existing Android smartphone…

HTC First with Facebook Home now available on AT&T for $99

The HTC First, the first handset to come with Facebook Home pre-loaded, is now available stateside for the Facebook-enthused.  After roughly a week of being available for pre-order, the HTC First is available exclusively on AT&T stores and online for $99 (£65) on two-year contract. It is offered in white, black, red and baby blue, and if you’re not the contract type,…

Facebook to reveal New Home on Android, here’s what to expect

Facebook is yet to formally and officially announce what it has in store for its New Home on Android event, but that hasn’t stopped the leaks, rumours and speculation building in anticipation. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, has always said that “every phone is a Facebook phone” and that building a phone has “always been the wrong strategy” for Facebook. More…