HTC First, the only smartphone to have arrived on shelves so far with the new Facebook Home suite of applications loaded on top right from the start, has just seen a price cut.At the moment, the device is available for purchase through wireless carrier AT&T in the United States at only $0.99 with the signing of a two-year contract agreement, down from $99.99 (€76) initially.
The handset landed on shelves at the operator only several weeks ago in four color flavors, namely Black, Blue, Red, and White, and all of them have received the price cut, it seems.
For those out of the loop, we should note that HTC First runs under Google’s Android operating system but that it sports the aforementioned Facebook launcher on top, which results in a brand new, always connected social experience being delivered to users.
The handset has already been seen as an appealing smartphone, yet its availability at less than a dollar should make it even more popular among mobile phone users, that’s for sure.
Available exclusively through AT&T in the United States, the HTC First sports a 4.3-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, as well as a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930AA processor inside.
Furthermore, the smartphone sports 1GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal memory, packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with LED flash and 1080p video recording capabilities, and a front camera for making video calls while on the go.
The specs list of this mobile phone also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, NFC, 4G LTE, HSPA+, Mobile Hotspot capabilities, and a non-removable 2000mAh battery inside, capable of delivering up to 14.3 hours of talk time, or up to 18.2 days of standby time.
Running under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, HTC First also provides users with access to a wide range of applications available through the Google Play Store.
Users interested in purchasing the smartphone at the reduced price tag will find it on the carrier’s website in Black, Blue, Red, and White.