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May 23, 2013

HTC and Facebook pull the plug on “First” phone UK launch

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After much publicity back in April, HTC and Facebook have decided to pull the plug the “First” phone’s launch in the UK.

The Facebook phone was earmarked to be released on EE network through Orange. Pre-Order customers are being informed of the cancellation, by email.

Mobile News quoted the story from sources that are claiming the plug was pulled by Facebook rather than HTC, an anonymous person saying, very poor US sales have made the decision by Facebook easier to make, albeit a sad one.

It’s a pity that its come to this as the phone was actually quite good. Still that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

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Dave Thornton

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Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini