HTC First announced

05/04/2013

HTC First Announced

The HTC First mobile phone will be coming to the UK soon and it will also be the first to be integrated with the eagerly-awaited Facebook Home.

The handset will be coming to networks Orange and EE, though it is expected that EE will be the first.

Facebook Home will be as much a part of the phone as the operating system. It will replace the home and lock screen with the website's "cover feed". 

HTC First will be unlike other Android devices as the phone will already be enabled with Facebook Home whereas others with have to download it.

The device will carry a 4.3-inch display, dual-core processor and will sport Android Jelly Bean and will come in four varieties; red, blue, white and black.

No release date has been confirmed for the UK but the US is expected to have it on April 12th and with past release dates British customers could expect it within the next few weeks.

The mid-range handset is expected to retail at $99 in the States so customers here can expect it to be on shelves for around £100 which is significantly more expensive than what our American counterparts are being offered.

EE said the phone will be "exclusively available this summer on EE's superfast 4GEE service".

Posted by Peter Robinson

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