Last week, Facebook announced Facebook Home — a new home screen/app launcher of sorts that looks to skin your Android device with the social network’s goodness. The phone that’s specifically made for the new launcher, the HTC First, is now available on AT&T exclusively for just $99 after signing a new two-year contract.
The phone comes in black, blue, red and white colors, and if you don’t feel like signing your life away, you can grab the phone off-contract for $449. The First is a mid-range device that is specifically built to run Facebook Home, so if you’ve been waiting for a Facebook phone of sorts, this is pretty much it.
The First sports a 4.3-inch Super LCD display running at a resolution of 1280×720. Inside there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM. There’s also a 5MP camera on the back, along with a 1.6MP front-facing shooter. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so you’ll be treated with all the great new features, like Google Now, improved notifications, and Project Butter.
If you’re not too keen on the HTC First, but still want to play around with Facebook Home, it’ll be available for free in the Google Play store starting sometime today. Once it goes live, we’ll be sure to report back to let you know that you can grab it, but for now, you’ll have to be a little on the patient side.