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Check out the new Facebook smartphone patent, and see why it might be less than the smoking gun pointing to a new handset form the company.
I’m sure that most of us will admit we completely forgot about Facebook Home. Yes, it is a cool launcher that makes your experience with your device more personal, but still, having your world revolve around Facebook isn’t necessarily good. Specially when all you get are invites to Candy Crush.
Still, the social media giant keeps working on improving the service, even if their phone venture with HTC flopped very badly. A new update that’s being pushed today allows users to not just have to revolve around Facebook. It allows you to set services like Instagram, [...]
Find out just how many people are excited about Facebook's latest Android venture with the results of this Facebook Home survey.
Read why we expected so much more from HTC advertising this year, and how the company's let itself down.
“Nokia has filed further cases in the United States alleging that HTC products infringe additional Nokia patents” is the wording from a Nokia statement. The Finnish phone maker has filed another ITC complaint against the Taiwanese manufacturer, targeting the HTC One, among others.
“We began actions against HTC in 2012 to end the unauthorised use of our proprietary innovations and technologies. Since then, despite the German courts confirming infringements of Nokia patents in HTC products, HTC has shown no intention to end its practices, instead it has tried to [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG’s demo of a smartphone with no bezel, and the possibilities of it ever happening. We later talk about Samsung, the sales results of the Galaxy S 4 and their future Developer Edition. We later go through how the Facebook phone is now being pulled away from the UK because of the obvious bad results on sales, even though they don’t tell you that. We then cover HTC, their results with the sales of the HTC One, and their new HTC Desire 600. We end today’s show talking about the iPhone 5S and iPad 5, manufacturing [...]
It hardly took any time at all following the HTC First’s launch that we started hearing rumors of the smartphone’s failure. Then we saw AT&T slash the phone’s price, and all that talk started feeling like it had some weight to it. As we still stand by to learn the phone’s ultimate fate in the US, its troubles spread internationally, and today we get word that the First’s UK launch has been placed on indefinite hold.
What’s maybe most interesting is that this reportedly isn’t primarily HTC’s decision, or even any [...]
Is the HTC First discontinued? Low sales may have driven AT&T to drop the phone from future plans.
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s new offer to iOS developers to use Chrome as their navigation tool. LG is next as we talk about their probable tablet plans for the fall, along with their scheduled event for May 30th. Then let’s talk about the HTC First which now gets a big price cut on AT&T, for reasons we can only assume. Samsung is next as we talk about the new galaxy devices that they’ll release in the next coming months, and no, by new galaxy we don’t mean the Galaxy S 4. We end today’s show talking about Nokia, their [...]
Not all of us have read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so not all of us were exactly qualified to make the lame joke that kicks off this week’s podcast. But we made it, and we stand behind it. Because as hundreds of fifth-rate “manufacturers” well know, sometimes you just have to fake it.
But we’re not talking about secondhand knockoff products in this episode of the Weekly. Rather, we get serious about octa-core comparisons, the till-recently-mythical HTC M4, the insanely cheap new Lumia out of Finland, and just how tired we are or [...]
The HTC First surprised us by, despite being a mid-range phone, being one of the better smartphones we've reviewed. But has anyone actually taken the plunge and bought one as their personal daily driver?
Is the HTC First worth checking out, even if you aren't a fan of Facebook? After spending some time with the First, we've made some discoveries about some of its greatest hidden features.
The most popular smartphone of 2012 goes toe to toe with HTC's non-traditional mid-range smartphone, the unofficial Facebook phone, the HTC First. Which one comes out on top? Check out the video to find out!
The HTC First, the first smartphone to come with Facebook Home pre-installed, gets our full review treatment. Check it out!
What do Twitter music, Motorola's X Phone, Facebook Home, and taking your phone into a North Carolina bar bathroom have in common? Put your ears on this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast to find out!
The Nexus 4 is the current gold standard for stock Android devices, but beneath Facebook Home, the newer HTC First also runs mostly stock Android. How do the two compare? Watch the video to find out!
See the One-like design HTC has chosen for an upcoming Android with Boom Sound speakers.
The HTC First is the first smartphone to come equipped with Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 400 chipset. But what does that mean, exactly? Read on to find out!
The HTC First may come with Facebook Home pre-installed, but it also comes with stock Android 4.1.2 underneath. Check out this video to see how to disable Facebook Home on your HTC First.
Facebook announced its new service, Facebook Home, at the beginning of April. The HTC First launched on Friday and we go hands-on with the first phone with Facebook Home pre-installed!
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new no-bezel project from Pantech dubbed Vega Iron. Then we talk about the Motorola X Phone, and that delay you were already expecting to hear about. The Pebble smart watch is next as their SDK gets released. Then we go over BlackBerry’s recent issues with the media as apparently their Z10 is being returned as quick as it’s bought. We end today’s show talking about the HTC First, Facebook Home, Chat heads and everything you need to know about Facebook’s new home on Android.
All this and more after [...]
Facebook and HTC teamed up to announce the HTC First last Thursday. Officially launching today, we give the HTC First the unboxing treatment!