Unboxing the HTC First [VIDEO]

First! Someone had to say it. And while those looking to jump on the HTC train to their new Facebook Home can leave the station tomorrow, we had a chance to get an early look at the handset and its retail packaging. The HTC First, which will be available for $99 at AT&T, doesn’t come in the flashiest of boxes. Just a simple, light package made of recycled materials. It’s fitting for the device, which aims to make hardware transparent while putting social interactions at the forefront.

The contents of the box are equally sparse. The standard literature is there, as is a microUSB charging cable and wall wart. HTC has thrown in some stickers, which is a nice touch (and easy marketing for a company attempting to resurrect its brand). But we’ll let the quick video unboxing speak for itself. Back later with a deeper look at hardware and software!

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  • izzyt

    What’s a wall wart?

    • http://twitter.com/PhaseBurn PhaseBurn

      I assume he means a power plug, but this is the first time I’ve ever heard such labeled as a “wall wart” before, myself, and I’m fairly well traveled.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Yeah I just assumed it’s the plug. Slang’s gotta start somewhere I guess.

    • uniquename72

      Common slang for a power plug a few years back. You don’t hear it often anymore.

      But in keeping with internet comment traditions: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=wall+wart

    • C-Law

      I’ve heard this term a lot. It’s normally reserved for plugs so big that they block other ports from being used. Very annoying

  • Dt Bell

    When you write,”unboxing” I guess you’re not kidding, because that’s all you did. This is
    non-news to me.

    • toomuchgame441

      Agreed, I can care less about what’s in the box

      • Alankrut Patel

        actually it is important to know if headphones are included

        • Toilet Seat Wipe

          Because that’s a deal breaker?

    • Tarun

      When it’s a product that I’m really itching to buy (but holding back), an unboxing video usually scratches my back and makes me feel better. This phone, bah.

      I agree though, an unboxing video should involve powering up the phone at least.

    • DavidVarghese
  • Toilet Seat Wipe

    You must think you are really damn important to post such a video…….Next you will post a video making coffee, or paying bills……

    • http://twitter.com/MRND384 Nieves Diaz III

      really??? seriously like how old r u? grow up man.

      • Toilet Seat Wipe

        How old are you to write “are you” as “R U”….

        • http://twitter.com/MRND384 Nieves Diaz III

          its called short text u fuckin douche….but yeah thats a pretty good comeback given the amount of brain cells u actually have.

          • Toilet Seat Wipe

            Says the one accusing me of acting like a child.

  • Toilet Seat Wipe

    The other thing that amused me was when the box was clearly empty, you inverted it just in case something invisible was in there and you missed it.

  • DanWazz

    No “first” post? Disappointing.

  • Jonathan DeJesus

    Nice air hockey table! Might as well use that phone as a puck. ; )

  • http://twitter.com/Lawrencethemute The Mute

    The stickers started coming in all htc phones about 2 months ago. the one and first will both have them (i have amassed enough to cover my truck)

  • Tony Lai

    Why not turn it on and run through a bit of UI when you are at it?

  • Mathias Lindberg

    How much is it off-contract?