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HTC First, the Facebook Home phone now available with AT&T

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Friday, April 12th, 2013 With No Comments »

Facebook, during a recent event, announced the HTC First. This handset is the Facebook phone, the one that will be running the Facebook Home launcher on top of a stock Jelly Bean installation. Facebook unveiled the phone, along with the stand-alone version of Facebook Home and were pretty forthcoming in terms of details. Simply put, they offered the specs, features, pricing and release date.

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Well, that release date just so happens to be April 12. On that note and coming as we had been expecting, AT&T has released the HTC First. The carrier has the handset available for $99.99 on a two-year agreement and in all four colors to include black and white as well as pale blue and red. For those looking to avoid the long term commitment, the full retail price sits at $449.99.

With the basic details out of the way we can get into the bigger picture — whether the HTC First is going to a a good option for you. Or alternatively, a good option for you to suggest to a friend or family member. Aside from the obvious fact about the person doing the buying should probably be head over heals in love with Facebook, lets touch on the specs a bit.

The First has 4G LTE connectivity along with a 4.3-inch 720p display, dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 2000 mAh (non-removable) battery, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. Decent specs, but certainly not what we would consider high-end at this point. Shifting away from the specs, those still considering a purchase may also benefit from reading our recently published review.

[via AT&T]

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info
    Device Name : first
    Manufactuer : HTC
    Carrier : AT&T
    Announced Date : April 04, 2013
    Release Date : April 12, 2013
    Also Known As : HTC Myst
Display
  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 720×1280
  • Screen Type : TFT
Dimension & Weight
  • Height : 4.96 Inch
  • Width : 2.56 Inch
  • Depth : 0.35 Inch
  • Weight : 123.8 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 2000 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 437 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.1.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
Hardware
    CPU : Snapdragon 400 series 8930AA
    CPU Clock Speed : 1400 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 16 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 5 MP
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • A2DP
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

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