Finally, we got a peek into HTC’s Facebook phone, called the First, and so far, we have to say, we like what we saw. First off, it’s got a typical HTC design – minimalistic, nothing that shouts out for attention. The phone isn’t exactly a powerhouse – it’s got a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X720 pixels and reminds us of the first iPhone.
It’s powered by a decent dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM. There’s 16 GB of internal storage, but no microSD card slot and a 2,000 mAh battery. The camera turned to be a bit of a disappointment with a resolution of just 5 MP. For a Facebook phone, focused so much on social networking, we would’ve loved at least an 8 MP offering. As for the front-facing camera, there’s a 1.6 MP one for your video calls.
The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a Facebook Home experience overlay. There’s also an Instagram app available by default on the device – no surprises there. We’re guessing this phone will be quite moderately priced to be able to do well in the market – for now it will be available on AT&T for $99.99. For all those Facebook addicts, would you consider buying the HTC First?