Earlier today the site, Mobile News reported that UK pre-orders had been cancelled in the UK, reporting that Facebook itself had decided to hold off on releasing the handset across the pond, and not the decision from HTC or EE/ Orange.
Of course EnGadget then decided to check this story out for themselves after hearing reports from their sources that Mobile News was correct, they decided to contact both EE and HTC to see what’s going on.
Shortly after which they received the following reply from EE, confirming the rumors and even explaining that the handset had been held back due to poor customer feedback in the US:
“Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customization features to Facebook Home over the coming months. While they are working to make a better Facebook Home experience, they have recommended holding off launching the HTC First in the UK, and so we will shortly be contacting those who registered their interest with us to let them know of this decision. Rest assured, we remain committed to bringing our customers the latest mobile experiences, and we will continue to build on our strong relationship with Facebook so as to offer customers new opportunities in the future.”
Source: Mobile News