Facebook on Thursday announced Facebook Home, a launcher-like app that focuses more on people than tasks and apps. At the same time, HTC and AT&T have announced the HTC First, the first phone that comes preloaded with the new Facebook Home.
HTC First is also the only phone that comes with Instagram pre-loaded. “The HTC First is the ultimate social phone,” HTC’s Peter Chou said during the launch. The new phone features LTE connectivity and a 4.3-inch display. It is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor and Android Jelly Bean 4.1, and comes in black, white, red and pale blue.
The First goes on sale April 12th for $99.99, with pre-orders starting today. The phone will be available for pre-order at http://www.att.com/facebookhome.
Facebook Home will also arrive on the Google Play store on April 12th, but it will only be available for select phones: HTC One, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III & S4, Galaxy Note II.