HTC’s ambitious smartphone HTC First with Facebook Home is now available for purchase in USA via telecom operator At&T network with LTE support. The smartphone is priced at $99 with 2-years contract, and also available without contract for $499.
Running on stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Facebook Home on-top, the HTC First features 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 16Gb internal memory, 4.3-inch HD 720p touchscreen display, 5MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera. The smartphone is powered by non-removable 2000 mAh battery. connectivity features of the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bletooth, NFC. It is available in four colors including Black, White, Red, or Pale Blue.
Here is what Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation noted in the press release:
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.
The company has also planning to release the HTC First soon in UK and France in the coming days, but it has not given any clear indication regarding the exact launch date right now. As far as other regions are concerned, we are pretty much in dark.