HTC First UK release is canned

Facebook has made the decision to not release the HTC First – billed as the Facebook phone – in the UK, after a negative reception from customers in the US.


Contrary to rumour, the decision was made by Facebook itself, not HTC or UK networks Orange and EE.


An EE spokesman said: "Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customisation features to Facebook Home over the coming months. While they are working to make a better Facebook Home experience, they have recommended holding off launching the HTC First in the UK, and so we will shortly be contacting those who registered their interest with us to let them know of this decision.


"Rest assured, we remain committed to bringing our customers the latest mobile experiences, and we will continue to build on our strong relationship with Facebook so as to offer customers new opportunities in the future."


With the problems surrounding the launch of the HTC One, and now this, HTC really isn’t having a great 2013 so far.

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