Saturday, April 6, 2013

HTC Unveils First "Facebook Phone"

HTC and Facebook unveiled the new Facebook-HTC First smartphone. HTC First is a new deeply integrated Facebook phone that is going to use the newly-revealed Facebook Home user interface.

The HTC First smartphone features the Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The device features a 4.3-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It has a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and a flash.

The Facebook-inspired HTC First phone comes preloaded with the newly-announced Facebook Home, a new user interface overlay that replaces the Home screen of select Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, HTC One X and HTC One X+ with Facebook's software.

Meanwhile, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the new Facebook Home user interface/software for Android prioritizes and puts people first, not apps.

Furthermore, HTC's "Facebook" phone will also come preloaded with Instagram, and will come in four different body colors.