HTC First May Be Getting The Axe for AT&T

AT&T launched the HTC First, the world's first handset shipped with Facebook Home pre-installed, on April 12 for $99 on a two-year contract. Less than a month later, AT&T lowered the upfront fee from $99 to only $0.999 on a contract. Estimates claim that the carrier may have sold 10,000 units since launch, which is shockingly bad. As a result, BGR's "trusted sources" claim that, AT&T will soon discontinue offering the device and return unsold inventory to HTC.

What Else You Need To Know

  • The HTC First may have Facebook Home pre-installed, however the app/launcher can also be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store.

Other sources

Phone Arena
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Droid Life
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Into Mobile
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