AT&T sets HTC First price to $0.99, makes the Facebook Phone cheap and desirable

The world’s first Facebook phone, aptly titled the HTC First, was launched on AT&T last month but didn’t exactly set hearts racing thanks to its $100 price tag, and AT&T probably noticed that and has dropped its price to just $0.99.

The HTC First is home to Facebook Home (pun wholeheartedly intended), Facebook’s launcher that puts all your Facebook feeds and photos on your lockscreen and homescreen (and can also be downloaded on other devices.) While the very mention of Facebook might put you off, keep in mind that the First runs a completely stock version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and you can disable Home if you want to and use it just like any other Android device, without any manufacturer skins getting in the way (and reducing performance of the otherwise quick and smooth Android OS.)

In terms of hardware, the HTC First sports a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 (MSM8930AA) dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.3″ 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) Super LCD display, 5MP main camera with 1080p video recording, 1.6MP front-facing camera, 16GB built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+, LTE, NFC and GPS connectivity, and a 2,000 mAh battery.

You’ll need to sign up for a two-year contract, but it’s a very good deal to buy into the world of Facebook, or just get a big-name manufacture device running on stock Android. Either way, hit the source link to grab the HTC First from AT&T.

AT&T HTC First Specifications

  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 (MSM8930AA) dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.3″ 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) Super LCD display
  • 5-megapixel rear camera, 1080p video recording
  • 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • Wi-Fi, HSPA+, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, AT&T LTE
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Facebook Home UI

Source: AT&T