AT&T Joins with HTC and Facebook to Launch HTC First, the Only...

AT&T Joins with HTC and Facebook to Launch HTC First, the Only Smartphone Designed Around Facebook Home

Facebook's Newest Mobile Experience Available Exclusively on the Nation's Fastest 4G LTE Network


DALLAS, BELLEVUE, Wash. and MENLO PARK, Calif., April 4, 2013

AT&T*, HTC and
Facebook have teamed up to develop and launch the HTC First™, the first and only

built to feature Facebook Home, which puts your friends at the heart of your
phone. Facebook Home is the first mobile experience designed to give you your
friends’ latest updates right on your home screen and messages that
reach you no matter what you’re doing.


First will be available for pre-order today for $99.99 with a two-year
commitment and available exclusively in AT&T stores and online starting April
12.  To pre-order, visit



HTC First runs on AT&T 4G LTE, the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network.**  In
addition, independent mobile research firm RootMetrics® has published a special
report on 4G LTE in the U.S. which notes that AT&T wireless customers in our 4G
LTE markets that were tested by RootMetrics have access to the fastest mobile
speeds on their smartphones.  AT&T also has the

nation’s largest
4G network
covering 288 million people.    


“The HTC First will offer the best Facebook Home experience on mobile, right out
of the box.  That’s why we’re committed to this phone and making it exclusive in
our stores,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility.  “Because
AT&T offers the fastest 4G LTE** in the nation, it’s the best network for
Facebook Home.  And the best device for Facebook Home is the HTC First.”


has a track record of providing beautiful hardware design, and of being
first-to-market with smartphone innovations,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC
Corporation. “The HTC First continues that track record, providing AT&T
customers with a unique home experience that puts a user’s friends and family at
the center of their mobile experience.” 


“Home is a completely new experience for your phone,” said Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook’s Founder and CEO.  “With Home available right out of the box, you’re
getting the best quality experience for connecting with your friends.” 


Facebook Home brings your News Feed to the surface, immediately giving you the
content you care about right on your home screen when you turn on your phone
without having to open an app or access a mobile website. Just sign into your
Facebook account and begin using Home – no need for download or configuration. 
Facebook Home connects you directly with your friends, whether it’s their
real-time updates and newest photo uploads being streamed on your cover feed or
the ability to chat with friends without jumping in and out of apps.


Facebook Home is built around your friends and puts them at the center of your



Cover feed:

constant, fresh stream of photos and updates from your newsfeed, cover feed is
always present when you wake up your phone.  It lets you stay up-to-date on your
friends’ latest activities in real-time, all the time.  You can swipe through to
see more photos and updates, double tap to “like” a post and comment right from
cover feed. To learn more about cover feed, check out this





Notifications from apps and friends appear right on your home screen.  It’s
easier to see when you have a missed call, calendar reminder or new message.
Open a notification with a double tap or clear them away to see your Cover Feed.
To learn more about notifications, check out this




Chat Heads:

mobile messenger lets you jump in and out of conversations while you do other
things, like watch a video and browse the web.  Reply right from chat heads, or
move them around if you’re not ready to respond. Plus you can send and receive
texts and Facebook messages from the same spot. To learn more about chat heads,
check out this





 See your favorite apps and post right to Facebook from the same spot. You
choose what’s on your app launcher—press and hold an app then drag it


HTC First is the only phone that comes with Instagram pre-loaded.


First will be available in four colors: black, white, red and pale blue.  The
hardware is thin, modern and seamless, with soft edges to draw your attention
to the updates from friends and family on the 4.3-inch glass display. Inside,
the smartphone runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with the new Facebook Home
experience and incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 400 processor with dual-core
CPU and 3G/4G world and multimode LTE so you can enjoy the richest content on
AT&T’s blazing fast 4G LTE network.


more information, or to pre-order HTC First, please visit



*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers’ average 4G LTE download
speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. 4G speeds not
available everywhere.


About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and

one of the most
honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and
affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in
the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network
resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading
provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based
services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless
coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that
work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T
U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based
business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.


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About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile
devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it
does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative
and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio
includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC
is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information,
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AT&T Joins with HTC and Facebook to Launch HTC First, the Only Smartphone Designed Around Facebook Home