HTC First looks to be last – AT&T to kill handset

HTC First looks to be last   AT&T to kill handsetLet’s strap Facebook into a phone. That’s a winning idea. People will buy that. Everyone loves Facebook, don’t they?

Sadly no, according to BGR the HTC First is actually about to be kicked out.


LThe “Facebook Phone” is said to be an official flop in the USA. Prices are already down to bargain-basement levels and a “trusted source” has stated that sales are so bad that AT&T have decided to discontinue the phone.

Phones that haven’t been sold will be sent back to HTC and apparently “fewer than 15,000 units” have been shifted to customers.

AT&T have responded with a rather cryptic statement which just confirms that price promotions happen all the time and no decision has been made as yet.

HTC First looks to be last   AT&T to kill handset

The Facebook Home application is available still, although things aren’t going well on that front either. The app has only two stars in the Google Play store after 16,700 votes. The amount of installs in the last 30 days has also gone downhill quickly.

Facebook taking over your phone? It doesn’t seem to be what people want.

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a potential bargain to look out for. It’s a reasonable phone after all, and you don’t have to use the Facebook stuff if you don’t want it (or do you? I can’t remember). Anyway, I’m sure there’ll be a plain Android ROM on XDA in no time.

    Can’t say I’m surprised about the lack of sales though. They’ve probably sold more than Windows phones though :)

  • @the_prof:disqus With it being Android, I’m sure you could just install a new launcher and ditch the Facebook Home. It’s no wonder HTC are on the verge making silly decisions like this.