During their event, Facebook announced that they will be working with various manufacturers to bring their new Facebook Home UI to phones made specifically for the new interface, one manufacturer in particular is HTC, who will be creating the first handset to hit the market, coincidentally called the HTC First.

htc-first-slideHere’s the full spec list for the device:

  • Qualcomm 1.4GHz Dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage space
  • 4.3-inch display
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Fully integrated Facebook Home
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • LTE: 850/1900 MHz
  • Micro-USB port
  • NFC capable
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • 3.5mm Audio jack
  • 5 MP main camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • 1.6 MP front camera
  • 2,000 mAh non-removable Li-Polymer battery

The HTC First will be available exclusively with AT&T in the US for $99.99 on contract or a one of $449.99 off contract, and will be available in While, Black, Red and Pale Blue starting April 12. Pre-orders are available from today through AT&T’s website here.


There’s no news on a UK release date yet though, however Mark did say after AT&T’s presentation that he was excited to see Peter Chou (HTC’s CEO), work with their partners, EE and Orange in Europe, so we should be hearing more soon.

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