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HTC officially unveils the Facebook Home-powered ‘HTC First’ smartphone, available April 12 for $99

As expected, after showing off the new Facebook Home platform for Android phones, Mark Zuckerberg handed the stage over to HTC executives to unveil the first device that will officially run the platform— the HTC First. The device will come in four colors and will be available on AT&T’s 4G LTE network when it launches with Facebook Home preinstalled late this month.

AT&T will start taking pre-orders for the device starting today, and the HTC First will be available on April 12 for $99 exclusively through AT&T. Zuckerberg also hinted the device would be available through other partners in the future including EE and Orange.

On top of the HTC first, Facebook told us Home will be supported on the HTC One and Galaxy S4 in addition to the “HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung GALAXY S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II.”

You can also check out our rundown of the Facebook Home platform.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.