by Adrian Diaconescu | October 9, 2015 4:25 AM
It’s been over two years since we called a time of death on the unfortunately named HTC First, colloquially known as the “Facebook Phone”, and the Second is still nowhere in sight. The reasons are profuse and pretty obvious, and whether you hold Facebook, HTC or even AT&T primarily responsible for the social network-centric 4.3-inch handheld’s misstep, there’s no question its failure will haunt all forces involved for many years to come. But they say time heals all wounds, and with an increasing chunk of Mark Zuckerberg’s colossal profits generated by mobile ads, you’d ...
by Joe Levi | May 20, 2013 7:24 AM
HTC seems like they want to be "number one" -- at least they want people to associate them with that level of prestige. Why else would they name their devices "One" and "First" when everyone else is rapidly iterating their model numbers? Recently the hardware maker teamed up with a social networking service to do something bold and creative: they released a smartphone that was "Facebook centric". When you turned on your phone you got Facebook first. Finally, the much rumored "Facebook phone" had arrived -- but they were bold enough not to call it that. And now, just a few months later, ...
by Michael Fisher | April 12, 2013 2:18 PM
I've been using Facebook's new Chat Heads feature on my HTC One for a grand total of two hours. In that time, I've become convinced that the concept behind it is bigger than Facebook Home, Facebook Messenger, and could become bigger than even Facebook itself - at least insofar as it relates to smartphone UI design. The quick rundown for those not yet indoctrinated into the new club of bubble-tappers: Chat Heads are floating overlays on your smartphone's home screen. They're circular icons containing avatars of friends you're currently talking to via Facebook Messenger, and they can be ...
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