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Facebook Pitches HTC First/Facebook Home: Check Out The Promo Video

by Adriana Lee | April 4, 2013April 4, 2013 2:00 pm PST


Sometimes seeing a laundry list of features or dry details isn’t enough to convey a concept. For it to live and breath, and for people to imagine what it would be like in their day-to-day lives, it needs to be demonstrated and placed in context. That’s why companies release promo videos.

For HTC and Facebook, it’s especially essential, since interest has been miniscule so far. But is this video intriguing enough to change that? We have some big doubts about it. Then again, we’re not exactly the target audience for the HTC First. The clip and the specs (below) aren’t geared toward techsters, but mainstream social networking users. (Ones who don’t enjoy being alone, apparently.)

Check out the video for yourself. Then weigh in: Does this make a compelling case for everyday users?

HTC First specifications

For anyone who guessed that the HTC First is a mid-tier phone aimed at non techie types, the specs should remove all doubt. It’s all laid bare here, except for one thing — will mainstream audiences confuse the name of the HTC First with the HTC One? We hope not, because there’s a huge difference between the two.

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core
Display: 4.3-inch LCD, 720p
Camera: 5MP rear, 1.6MP front
Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
Four color options: red, blue, white, black
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean + HTC Sense 4.1 + Facebook Home

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Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...