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    It's a little early for us to post our full impressions of the HTC First, but while we're waiting to put the device through its paces, let's briefly talk about what the new "Facebook phone" means in terms of screen size. Longtime readers will be familiar with the display-dimensions discussion, which we've had a few times before. Before manufacturers honed the art of slimming bezels and trimming casing fat, smartphones sporting large displays also invariably required large hardware. HTC's HD2 and Evo 4G were early victims of the oversized-panel effect, but the trend continues in more modern ...

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    Remember the HTC M4? We heard the codename leaked back in February, along with some hardware specs. Now that the HTC First is official, some similarities between it and the M4 start to become apparent; both handsets use 4.3-inch 720p displays, for instance. While not all of the specs quite match up between the two, a new rumor puts forth some tweaked specs for the M4 that line up with the First closely enough to get us wondering if the M4 might be the non-Facebook version of the First, or simply one available on additional carriers. Specifically, the processor on the M4 is now supposed to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Google is ditching Webkit for their own Blink in the Chrome browser, and even Samsung is doing something similar by partnering with Mozilla. Then we talk Samsung again as their new US retail experience begins this month on Best Buy. We later talk some Nokia and the possibility of the Catwalk being launched on May 15th. Later we find some leaked images of a possible iPhone prototype with a curved display and curved back. We end today's show talking about the Facebook Home Android Launcher, and also about the new HTC First which will be the ...

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    All week, we've been wondering about Facebook's Android event today. Would it just be about software? Would we see the rumored Facebook phone? Leaks over the past few days have suggested a mix of both, revealing the HTC First and some glimpses at Facebook Home software. Today Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to set the record straight, formally announcing Facebook Home for Android. Zuckerberg makes it clear that this isn't about new hardware, or new operating systems, but also "building something that’s a whole lot deeper than just an app." Facebook Home will sit between the OS and the ...

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    Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. All that, plus some chat on just how big a copycat LG's Optimus G Pro is - and how well it does ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we see the first leaked photos of HTC's Facebook Phone and the UI. Then we talk about AT&T and their pricing plans confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Then it's Nexus 7 talk as Google and Asus are teaming up again to build it. iOS 7 is next as we talk about the delays that are plaguing it. We end today's show going through the history of the cell phone, which turns 40 today. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Facebook Home Shown in Action on HTC First  - AT&T Updates its Galaxy S 4 Pricing Details - Asus And Google Work On a New Nexus ...

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    With Facebook's Android event scheduled for tomorrow, it shouldn't be too surprising that some last-minute info continues to leak out. We've seen renders of a mysterious new HTC smartphone, as well as gotten some info from a dumped ROM, but without a developer Facebook account, the new Facebook Home couldn't be seen in action. All those leaks are now merging together, and we've got a nice new set of renders that clearly show Facebook Home in operation on the HTC First. So, what do we have here? Buttons directing you to post content to Facebook appear prominently at the top of what appears ...

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    Yesterday, we got our first look at an unusual smartphone, revealed as the HTC First. Its capacitive buttons, though familiar to what we're used to on Android or Windows Phone, were just a bit alien, leaving us wondering which mobile OS this handset would arrive running. Supposedly, the First could be the launch phone for Facebook Home, and the new button icons could be part of Facebook's Android overhaul. As we wait for tomorrow's Facebook Android event, when this mystery will hopefully be solved, some new versions of that HTC First render have surfaced, possibly showing off the phone in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One pre-orders on AT&T and Sprint aside from some RadioShack deals. Then we talk about the first leaks of an "HTC First", and no, we're not forgetting a part of the name. Then it's Windows Blue rumors, as it's believed that the final name for it will be Windows 8.1. Later we talk about the iPhone, as it's rumored that the next two versions of the iPhone were decided on when Steve Jobs was still alive. We end today's show talking about some new Samsung phablets being the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. All this and more after ...

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