Cost Of Facebook Home Flagship Device HTC First Drops To $0.99

By Justin Lafferty 

The HTC First, announced as the flagship Android device for Facebook Home, now costs less than a fast-food cheeseburger (well, before taxes and fees). AT&T has discounted the price of the HTC First from $99.99 to $0.99, with a two-year agreement.

Recently, AT&T changed the price of the phone, which comes in black, white, red, and light blue. The HTC First was the most celebrated device when Facebook launched Home, a completely Facebook-integrated layer on top of the Android platform. With Facebook Home, the News Feed takes over the cover screen.

Originally introduced at $99.99, when users sign new two-year contracts with AT&T, the phone now costs $0.99 before taxes and other fees.

Facebook’s entry into the mobile hardware market has been lukewarm. The reviews of Facebook Home on the Google Play store have been mainly negative, earning an average rating of 2.2 out of 5. Facebook Home has received around 2,700 five-star reviews, compared to more than 8,300 one-star reviews.

Thursday, Facebook will host select members of the media for a whiteboard session about Home. We’ll learn more about how Home came to be, as well as the social network’s next steps.

Readers: If you have the HTC First, what do you think about it?