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BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss buyout bid?

BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss buyout bid?

By 29 October 2013

You can now add Facebook to the ever-growing list of companies considering a buyout bid for fledging smartphone-maker BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal reported that executives from BlackBerry met with with Facebook last week to discuss a potential... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #129 - Xbox One special

Pocket-lint Podcast #129 - Xbox One special

By 24 May 2013

It's finally been unveiled so this week's extended podcast focuses mainly on the Xbox One next-generation console from Microsoft. The Pocket-lint team was at the press event in Redmond, US, and gives its view on the best game, feature and what the controller... >>

EE confirms 'holding off launching the HTC First in the UK'

EE confirms 'holding off launching the HTC First in the UK'

By 23 May 2013

EE has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook has recommended that EE holds-off the UK launch of the HTC First, saying that Facebook will be focusing on adding features to the Facebook Home app. An EE spokesman said: "Following customer feedback, Facebook... >>

AT&T will reportedly stop carrying the HTC First, due to slow sales

AT&T will reportedly stop carrying the HTC First, due to slow sales

By 13 May 2013

AT&T is said to be stopping carrying the HTC First, the first smartphone to come with Facebook's new Home software preloaded, according to BGR. The report is far from confirmed, but if BGR's sources are to be believed we'll soon see the HTC First taken... >>

HTC First gets massive price slash at AT&T, after reports of weak demand

HTC First gets massive price slash at AT&T, after reports of weak demand

By 8 May 2013

The HTC First may not be off to a great start at AT&T, the first carrier to house the Facebook Phone. On Wednesday, the Facebook Home loaded smartphone received a price cut from the initial $99.99  (£65)pricing, down to $0.99 when signing a two-year... >>

HTC First review
3.5 out of 5

HTC First review

By 15 April 2013

We’ve got smartphone fatigue. It’s always a new iPhone, new Windows Phone, new Android phone with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UX, or a lifesaver the folks at BlackBerry are trying to cook up, dominating the news cycle on a daily basis. This is why... >>

HTC First with Facebook Home now available on AT&T for $99

HTC First with Facebook Home now available on AT&T for $99

By 12 April 2013

The HTC First, the first handset to come with Facebook Home pre-loaded, is now available stateside for the Facebook-enthused.  After roughly a week of being available for pre-order, the HTC First is available exclusively on AT&T stores and online for... >>

Facebook airs silly 'Airplane' Facebook Home ad spot on TV

Facebook airs silly 'Airplane' Facebook Home ad spot on TV

By 7 April 2013

Facebook has begun an advertising campaign for its new Facebook Home launcher on Android. Home focuses on people and not apps, as Mark Zuckerburg explained at the launch event in San Francisco last week.  The Airplane advertisement Facebook showed during... >>

HTC: Facebook Home can be disabled on the HTC First for stock Android

HTC: Facebook Home can be disabled on the HTC First for stock Android

By 6 April 2013

It turns out that the upcoming HTC First handset preloaded with the Facebook Home launcher is actually running stock Android as its base. HTC confirmed to Pocket-lint that a user can disable Facebook Home to run stock Android on the handset instead.... >>

Don't like Facebook Home? HTC to release HTC First variant without it

Don't like Facebook Home? HTC to release HTC First variant without it

By 5 April 2013

HTC is tipped to release the HTC M4, a variant of the HTC First without Facebook Home and the addition of HTC's UltraPixel camera technology. LabTooFer was able to get its hands-on specs for the mid-range device. The HTC M4 is said to feature a Snapdragon... >>