The Taiwanese phone maker HTC has announced the launch of HTC First smartphone with UI made by Facebook. The company has also became the first company to launch smartphone with Facebook Home. The HTC First will go on sale first in USA via telecom operator AT&T followed by EE and Orange telecom operators in some other countries, probably UK and other European countries.
Running on Android v4.1 Jelly Bean operating platform, HTC First features 4.3-inch 720p glass display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, LTE support, and is powered by 2000 mAh battery.
However, the company didn’t reveal the remaining specs including RAM size, camera quality etc. at the moment, but we expect to know more details of the smartphone in few coming days.
The company which generally uses its own HTC Sense UI for its smartphones has adopted Facebook Home UI this time and it’s also putting a lot of confidence in this integrated UI which is said to show system notifications directly in Facebook Home.
This is what Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation, said at the launch:
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.
HTC First is scheduled to go on sale starting April 12 for $99.99 with the usual two-year contract on AT&T. Consumers dying for the smartphone can also put the pre-orders on AT&T website.