Facebook Home on the HTC First (Video)

Facebook made waves when it announced its new mobile service, Facebook Home, which replaces the native launcher on Android devices with a beautiful, full-screen News Feed for a home screen. For avid Facebook users, Facebook Home has tons of value proposition, and it solves one of Facebook’s most outstanding problems – monetizing mobile.

The company teamed up with HTC to bring the first smartphone pre-packaged with Facebook Home, the First. With a 4.3-inch Super LCD 720p display, 1GB RAM, 16GB fixed storage with no expansion, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 chip and a 2,000mAh battery, the HTC First is undoubtedly a mid-range device. But it’s certainly unique, and it has a few tricks up its sleeve that has caught the attention of stock Android enthusiasts all around. Not to mention, it’s small stature is a bold move in a market with high-end smartphones constantly growing larger and larger. This, too, has turned some heads, particularly the heads of those turned off by XXL smartphones.

Check out the video below and see what makes Facebook Home on the HTC First slightly different!

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Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition. | Google+