X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

HTC First Facebook Home Android Smartphone: Facebook All the Time!

by Range
Advertisement

After a long period of speculation, we finally know about the “Facebook phone”. In fact, it’s not really a dedicated Facebook phone at all, but a custom build of Android which has a special Facebook home screen. While I’m no power-Facebook user, I can imagine that people using Facebook a lot will enjoy this new offering.

facebook mobile home htc smartphone photo

The HTC First is the first phone to come packaged with Facebook Home, software that fills your home screen with friend’s photos, status updates and more information, directly from your Facebook account. You’ll also be able to quickly bounce in and out of chats and conversations no matter what app you’re running on the phone.

facebook_home_cover_feed

Spec-wise, the HTC First phone is nothing too fancy, sporting a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU, a 4.3″ 1280×720 screen, 5.0 MP rear-facing camera and 4G LTE capabilities. Under the hood, it’s still an Android 4.1 phone, and Facebook Home is really just a custom app launcher and skin running on top of it. The phone will be available in matte, black, white, red and pale blue.

htc_first_colors

If you absolutely must be on Facebook all of the time, you can order the HTC First over at AT&T for $99.99 (with a 2 year contract.)

And if you’re interested in trying out Facebook Home without buying a new phone, it should be available later today on the Google Play store for many popular Android smartphones.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Handheld Inkjet Printer

Handheld Inkjet Printer

Max Cooper: Platonic

Max Cooper: Platonic

The Science of Snow Driving

The Science of Snow Driving

Advertisement
2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro Channels the ’60s with 1000 hp

2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro Channels the ’60s with 1000 hp

Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo Make 453 Horses Each

Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo Make 453 Horses Each

2019 Chevrolet SEMA Camaro Highlights New Shock Yellow Color

2019 Chevrolet SEMA Camaro Highlights New Shock Yellow Color