Thursday, May 23, 2013

No HTC First for UK, said Facebook

The collaboration between Facebook and smartphone manufacturer resulted in a handset named as HTC First, we all know. At the time of launch it was warmly welcomed but its glory is getting dim. Facebook Home is mainly responsible. It vanished the Android experience turning it into a Social networking phone with reduced multitasking and entertainment. Well, this also resulted in downfall of sales of HTC First. 

Now we are litening that Facebook is not in mood to launch its smartphone in UK. Neither HTC, nor European carrier partners EE and Orange took this decision. It is a decision of Facebook itself. Company wants to improve Facebook Home and then will think to release it in other countries.

According to a source, "Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customisation features to Facebook Home over the coming months. Sales in the U.S. were poor and Facebook has taken the decision not to give it a more widespread release."

Facebook Home currently has an average rating of 2.3 (out of 5) from 17,983 reviews on the Play Store, just over a month after it launched. AT& T is also dissaponted and hence already  reduced the price of First to $1 USD.

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