Facebooks new home? or maybe facebook phone?

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  1. theserpent

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    Less than 24 hours away from the Facebook event that is supposed to unveil “Facebook’s new home on Android,” we’ve got more leaked images of the HTC First.

    The HTC First is the rumoured new flagship from HTC that has gone significant UI tweaks to give it a very strong “Facebook” flavour. The name is also appropriate for the device as it is the “first” phone to be designed keeping Facebook in mind, but also, it is in line with HTC’s other flagship phone, “One.”

    The user interface of the HTC First device has been leaked courtesy 9to5Google and from the initial looks of it, Facebook has sunk its networking teeth into pretty much every aspect of the phone. Almost every context menu has a relevant Facebook option, leaving very little need to navigate the actual app. Conceptually it sounds pretty neat, and from the leaked screenshots, it looks like Facebook and HTC have done a good job at integrating the feature, but we will only know its effectiveness once we’ve given it a test run for ourselves.


    The hardware isn’t the only thing being showcased at tomorrow’s event, as Facebook also plans on showing off a rich, skinned version of its Android app at the press event tonight. The skinned app won’t get limited to just the HTC First though, with rumours suggesting that Samsung’s TouchWiz UI will also be able to play fair with the new app.

    Currently, we know a fair bit about the announcements that will probably be made tonight, but we can’t be too sure about whether this is all there is. Leaving aside the fact that the nitty-gritty details of both the phone and the app are still amiss, we can’t help but feel that there may be more here than meets the eye.
     
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    quagmire Allllright !

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    HTC First

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    Platform: MSM8960 (Dual Core)
    Ram: 1GB
    Display: 4.3 inch @ 720p resolution
    Android Version: 4.1.2
    Sense Version: 4.5
    Rear Camera = 5M
    Front Camera = 1.6M
    No SD Card

    99$ with 2 year contract in US.. So I predict a price around 20k if HTC decides to release in India..

    ^That is still considered a bloatware.. :lol:
     
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    So for non-facebookers, will it be a yet another Android mobile?
     
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    quagmire Allllright !

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    ^If you can't disable the Cover feed feature, probably no one's gonna buy.. :lol:
    BTW Specs of the phone are good ..
    MSM8960 - 1.7 GHz Dual-core Krait, Adreno 225, might be the only selling point..
    Always, the price will be the deciding factor, considering HTC habit of overpricing their phones..
     
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    This mobile is crap, why would you want a fb homescreen
     
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    If someone needs a phone specifically tailored to keep them up-to-date with what's happening on their facebook account every second of the day, they really need to take a long, hard look at themselves and decide if that's all there is to their lives. By jove, a day will come when someone will hold his poop midway, take a picture and post it on facebook before relieving himself while simultaneously replying to comments on the aforementioned picture.
     
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