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Is Facebook’s Phone the HTC First?


We have heard a lot of speculation about what is going to be announced by Facebook at their event on Thursday, but if this new image is true we could see a second shot at a Facebook phone. The image above was posted to the usually spot-on @evleaks Twitter account moments ago with the name HTC First. We’ve been hearing rumors of an HTC partnership, but this is certainly more than the new launcher or skin that some outlets have been reporting. 

No specs have been released, but with the rumors that we have been hearing it wouldn’t be a surprise if this phone ran a heavily skinned version of Android, maybe having the launcher that was rumored pre-installed. @evleaks has a pretty good track record with leaking phones like this so the final product might not be too far off from what we see here.

The HTC ChaCha was Facebook’s last attempt at a phone and that did not go well for them. Could they be trying again?

Via: @evleaks | Engadget

  • zombiewolf115

    lol the last Facebook phone was on shelf for 20 something day then it was gone forever, lol plz HTC make something no1 will buy that will get u outta the hole

  • schoat333

    Oh look another iPhone look alike. Can’t say i’m surprised.

  • Too bad the image of the HTC first is clearly photoshopped…

  • wonder if HTCs next series will be called HTC New containing great phones like HTC New+, HTC New One, HTC New SX and OFC HTC Desire the New First One

  • nightscout13

    THE MOST uninteresting phone of the the last 2 years!

  • This button placement is what they SHOULD have gone with on the One instead of the stupid two-button set up.

    At the rate HTC is doing lately, I wouldn’t even be surprised to see this phone never make it to market. Personally, LG has sort of replaced that spot HTC held in my heart. I never took LG’s phones seriously but they did a great job with the Nexus 4. I had a chance to play with one of the Optimus’ and it was suprisingly nice. Not a huge fan of the buttons but it’s better than what HTC does.

    Thanks for the memories, HTC. You gave us a lot of great phones during your run (owned a Thunderbolt haha)

  • chris125

    That render looks like the one moto device they had awhile ago

  • p4

    aka HTC Last

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  • T4rd

    This is what Verizon passed over the One for. =O


    Looks like an iPhone 4 with a case…

    • Butters619

      Looks like a 3G/3GS with a black InCase on it.

  • EC8CH

    Probably the HTC Last

    • Tirionfive

      So if you had the last manufactured of the first? what would that be?

      • T4rd

        It would just be the Last of the First, right? =p

        • SallyRaster

          The Alpha and the Omega.

      • EC8CH

        A crappy phone

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          • zwade

            My Jewish gay niece’s third uncle-in-law makes more…

  • chris125

    Not what HTC needed, will be another flop like their last FB phone…

    • Tirionfive

      HTC is like a hooker: Anyone will take them as their manufacturer.

      • T4rd

        Except Google after the Nexus One, hah. Guess Google has graduated to a higher end escort agency.

        • Tirionfive

          Google got in a polygamous relationship with Samsung, ASUS and LG.

          • T4rd

            That’s quite the Ménage à trois!

          • Tirionfive

            ASUS and Samsung Babies 😛

        • George264

          You know, I really really really hope Google will go to HTC just once for the next Nexus. I will treasure that phone for life. HTC has just such great hardware, although Sense 5 is fantastic.

  • Joey

    Second attempt at a Facebook phone is named the HTC First

    …well done 🙂

    • Radgatt

      Well in HTC’s case this makes perfect Sense since they made the HTC One after the One X, S, V, VX, and SV

      • anezarati

        yeah i’ve been wondering who comes up with htc’s device names. when they first announced the 2013 “one” i thought didnt that phone came out last year.

  • The HTC Douche.