The HTC First device that will be the first device with Facebook Home has been unveiled yesterday. Today, AT&T accepts pre-orders for it at a lower price which gives you the possibility to purchase it on a two-year contract.
Pre-sales of HTC First are accepted starting today, Friday the 5th, and you will only have to pay $99.99 for two year contracts. Also, it seems like the smartphones will be shipped starting with Wednesday April 10. It is the first device that is Facebook-themed and it will be great for social media enthusiasts who want to be notified live on Facebook posts, check-ins, pictures etc.
Facebook Home is a launcher developer by Facebook. HTC First will be the first device to incorporate Facebook Home, while all the other Android devices will get it after that from Google’s Play Store. It packs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which should be updated to Android 4.2 some time in the near future, hopefully.
HTC First packs the dual-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch 720p screen, 5MP camera, supports AT&T LTE network, 2000 mAh non-removable battery, internal 16GB storage, NFC, 4G LTE and 4G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Google Play Music, Instagram, My AT&T, build-in FM radio that works only when the headset is connected. This is the first device that will feature the first variant of Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
The official release date for HTC First is set for April 12 but, it seems like AT&T will start shipping the device starting with April 10 for a $99.99 price with 2-year contract. You can pre-order your HTC First with Facebook Home launcher from AT&T here.
Facebook made a bold move in releasing their own Android 4.1 Launcher and partnering up with HTC. However, if you don’t want to purchase the HTC First phone, then you will still be able to use Facebook Home by downloading it from Google Play Store. This release will happen some time in the future and the first devices to get it will be the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and for the HTC One and HTC One+.