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Worst Smartphones Of All Time

The 5 most disastrous smartphones ever released

January 1st, 2016

The rise of smartphones has been the biggest story in personal computing technology over the past decade. But while there have been a lot of high-profile hits like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy Note series in that time, there have been even more misses. While this is to expected in just about every industry, there …

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AT&T mobile boss says HTC First fire sale worked [updated]

June 25th, 2013

AT&T’s mobile boss has reportedly confirmed that the carrier’s fire sale on the HTC First was a success, and that the phone is now sold out. Billed as the first “Facebook phone,” HTC’s First launched this past April and was met with little to no interest from consumers. AT&T sold fewer than 15,000 units during …

HTC First UK Release Date

More signs of imminent doom for ‘Facebook phone’: U.K. launch canceled

May 23rd, 2013

BGR exclusively reported last week that HTC’s First, also known as the “Facebook phone,” will soon be discontinued at AT&T. Sales during the phone’s first month of availability totaled less than 15,000 units according to our source, and AT&T has given up hope that things might turn around. According to a new report, AT&T isn’t …

HTC First Discontinued

No Home for Facebook at AT&T: HTC First to be discontinued

May 13th, 2013

The HTC First, or “Facebook phone” as many prefer to call it, is officially a flop. It certainly wasn’t a good sign when AT&T dropped the price of HTC’s First to $0.99 just one month after its debut, and now BGR has confirmed that HTC and Facebook’s little experiment is nearing its end. BGR has …

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HTC’s Facebook-centric First deemed ‘pretty much dead’

May 9th, 2013

The Facebook-centric HTC First may be little more than a month old but that hasn’t stopped some analysts from already writing its obituary. Benzinga points us to new research from Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, who estimates that the HTC First sold less than 10,000 units in its first three days of availability and who says …

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Facebook may have found its ‘First’ flop

May 8th, 2013

HTC’s “First” smartphone received mixed reviews from critics when it was released last month. The handset received praise for its affordable price — $99 with a new two-year agreement — and critics liked its decent internal hardware as well as the fact that it was running a nearly stock version of Android. Reviewers were less …

HTC First Hands-on

HTC First preview: The first phone to feature Facebook Home

April 4th, 2013

We just had a chance to dive into Facebook’s (FB) new “Home” software suite on the HTC First, and came away with some good early impressions. Press weren’t allowed actual hands-on time, but instead treated to a demo from a friendly Facebook employee. As such, we weren’t able to push Home much beyond the facade …

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Facebook, HTC announce the HTC First smartphone

April 4th, 2013

Although Facebook (FB) spent most of its time Thursday talking about its new Facebook Home software that puts Facebook at the center of the Android operating system, the company also announced a new smartphone with HTC (2498) that will be the first to use Home. The appropriately named HTC First will be available in four …