Is this really Facebook’s new phone? Say hello to the HTC First

Evleaks often times nails it when it comes to the leakage of upcoming Android handsets. Today they posted on their Twitter account an image we feel could be the upcoming Facebook phone dubbed… the HTC First. Once codenamed the HTC Myst, I don’t even want to get into the name change, I’m just trying to figure out if this is legit. I’m sure we’ll learn a lot more during Facebook’s Android event coming up this Thursday. In the meantime, what say ye? Real or fake? Will you be lining up to get one?

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TAGS: HTC First , HTC Myst

  • Chris Chavez

    FIRST!!! O_o

    • Steven Skwarkowski

      This is about as “forever alone” as liking your own facebook comments…..

      • Chris Chavez


        • Manbo

          (>•_•)> (._.)
          Someone needs a hug. Here ya go buddy.

    • Mitchell Kelman

      this is hilarious! probably one of the reasons why I have always been a Phandroid reader!

      • Chris Chavez


    • Jordan Caviness

      Thats not fair! :( u posted the article!!

    • bmg314

      Wow, did you call dibs on writing this article just so you could do that? O.o

      Kinda funny tho…in a way. Sorta.

      A little bit.


      • Chris Chavez


  • atan420

    almost definitely fake…
    HTC First seems a bit weird paired against the HTC One

  • nick olaguez

    Wtf is the point of a Facebook phone? And who would this appeal to?

    • Omar_S92

      I’m not so sure about a Facebook phone, but I’d be down to get a Reddit phone. #trollfail

      • Ryan Stewart

        Auto post to creepshots?


        Oh god, not reddit phone…. Karma Whoring will become a career for people.

        • Manbo

          Wait… it isn’t already??

          f**k… *takes suit off*

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    • DarrenR

      Isnt every android a facebook phone?

      • malcmilli

        with the way the Facebook app has been constructed in the past, one could argue no android phone is a Facebook phone

      • David Kelly

        No; Android users don’t let other Android users use Facebook. If HTC is creating a FB phone, I’ll never own another HTC phone.

        • irishrally

          I’m with ya half way … but if Ferrari made a my little pony car I’d still be down for an enzo.

          • Matt Laney

            I’d be down for a my little pony Ferrari.

          • Manbo

            Rainbows and glitter come out the exhaust.

          • Matt Laney

            Fueled by strippers… Lol

    • ari_free

      Remember: Android is the #1 choice of phandroids…and their sisters.

      • bmg314


    • shonangreg

      The only way it makes much sense to me is if the phone were somehow subsidized by facebook — and filled with their ads from the ground up. Otherwise a facebook phone is like a ExxonMobil car that automatically gives guidance to ExxonMobil gas stations.

      As some are wont to say, “There’s an app for that!”

      • nick olaguez

        Haha I was genuinely asking! Most people didn’t think so haha

  • Jody Schoolcraft

    Okay two questions, are they not concerned about getting sued by Apple? I mean look at that center button very iPhony. The other is where’s the FB button?…:-) And for the record if this is real…really HTC, really?!?!

    • billville

      HTC went under a contract agreement recently with Apple in which neither of the two companies can sue each other for using their own patents. If it looked “iPhoney” HTC is off the hook for lawsuits.

      • Jody Schoolcraft

        I actually recall that now that you mention it. Thanks for pointing it out. Good for HTC because there profits couldn’t take a lawsuit hit.

    • bob


      • ari_free

        Well, Apple sued everyone who came up with decent jokes so that’s all we can do.

      • Jody Schoolcraft

        Um, you mad bob?! If ur serious…thanks?!?! And if it’s sarcasm, wow somebody missed their meds…might want to lighten up a little.

      • bmg314

        Bob, do you feel like you’re taking crazy pills?


  • Anthony Kilburn

    If this IS true/real…shame on you, HTC!!

  • Jamal Adam

    Would never get this phone. Doesn’t look pretty at all.

  • simpleas…

  • Jose Andino

    Let me think about it…… NO!!!!!!

  • ScottColbert

    I’ve taken better looking dumps.

    • Jason Farrell

      pics or it didn’t happen. :-)

      • chuckles87

        wow do i regret clicking the link

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Nooooooooooooo, My internet security told me it was harmless. It was not.

      • irishrally

        hahahaha … yep I clicked the link. Oh man I could have been famous by now.

      • Jody Schoolcraft

        Why did I click, oh God WHY?!?!?!?

  • Alex

    He’p plz… I’m interested in buying the HTC One [OFF] contract so I can switch carriers if needed. Where’s a good place to buy the HTC One so that it’ll work with both AT&T and T-mobile?
    Anyone else planning to do similar?

    • Ben Baranovsky

      You will be able to get it from regular off-contract phone sellers like Carphone Warehouse etc. They are mainly located in the UK. This, however, is not a help forum, so please post in an appropriate place.

      • Alex

        oops, didn’t know. thanks though

    • malcmilli

      you could also but it in full from att/T-Mobile/amazon, just do your research on what radios they have

  • Ben Baranovsky

    Yeah, Facebook, I would love to buy a phone from you so you can push poorly target ads at me. Maybe a Google+ phone, but definitely not this ugly creation. The design is so 2010.

  • Scott Tompkins

    Doubtful imo… my money says the FB announcement will be a launcher/home screen replacement.

  • Aaron Armstrong

    Looks fake and awful. That looks like someone combined an iphone 4 with an HTC Hero.

  • Jonathan DeJesus

    Who cares? Its amazing that people still use that crap.

  • Crimsonshadow774

    This is about as interesting as Windows Phone…

    • chuckles87

      no i would have to say windows phone is way more interesting.

  • watson111505

    You lost me @ Facebook….

  • TechGuy22

    no fb phone and ugly.oh, kill it with fire !!!

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    It should be called HTC second, coz the first one was failed!

  • Cory Skelton

    This is an awful awful awful concept however it seems like it would make more sense if it was called the Status or something. *shrug*

  • guitarist5122

    if the specs are right and the software fluidity is there, could possibly help android gain ground over Apple

    • sam wouters

      If you don’t know Android haves worldwide already the largest market share of mobile OS’s, worldwide around 10% more than iOS. Only in the USA and Oceania the market share of iOS is bigger than that of Android. In all other parts of the world, the market share of Android is at least 7% higher than the one of iOS. So, Android doesn’t need FB to gain more ground over Apple. They are strong enough on their own.


    This is what it looks like:

  • ari_free

    HTC First in the front seat

    HTC One in the back seat

    Gotta make my mind up

    Which phone can I take?

  • Melvin Delgado

    Htc shouldn’t even engage in this and neither should Facebook. No one would go for this there is no appeal in having a social network designed phone. Every phone can already do that this is definitely going to be a fail just like the last Facebook phone.

  • chuckles87

    Facebook go home you’re drunk!

  • CerealFTW

    ill be lining up NOT to get one

  • Arun Lobo

    Unrelated: Vote for whichever phone you think is better in this poll from laptopmag

  • stolnheartdealr

    Kind of excited to see what facebook has to offer. Will it be open-sourced to jump on board as many handsets as possible? Considering native android development is relatively new for them my expectations are not too high but hey, they could pull in some talented people being that they are facebook.

  • Matthew C. Rogers

    I can see a use for this phone…though limited. My spouse is a professional graphic designer and social media director. She administers upwards of 25 FB pages daily at a very minimum and using the crap apps can really slow the process and making it more difficult. If the phone has dedicated software…more like a FB page on a computer and less like an app, I think it would really be an improvement. However, she’s an iSheep, so I doubt she’d even think twice about even looking at one.