|Facebook To Address "Home" Software Criticism|
| 4:06 pm on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|Facebook Home was introduced with much fanfare one month ago. So far it has not lived up to the hype. |
The app for Android smartphones has a two-star rating in the Google Play store. And the HTC First phone -- the first to come preloaded with the Home software, which is available in the U.S. through AT&T -- was recently slashed from $99 with a two-year contract to 99 cents.
Facebook previewed some upgrades to Facebook Home during a small gathering of journalists Thursday at the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. The upgrades were designed to address the chief complaint from users: that Facebook takes over the phone at the expense of every other app on it.Facebook To Address "Home" Software Criticism [latimes.com]
| 1:19 am on May 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Looks like things have gone from bad to worse on this one...
|Facebook Home flagship phone, HTC First, may be discontinued |
Facebook’s HTC First, the smartphone herald of Facebook Home, will be discontinued by carrier partner AT&T, according a report from BGR Monday. The phones, released just over a month ago, will be returned as unsold inventory to HTC, with only 15,000 handsets making it into customers’ hands.
| 11:52 am on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Facebook home is useless I am not surprised.
Facebook itself is lucky to be still there.
| 12:00 pm on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|was recently slashed from $99 with a two-year contract to 99 cents |
Really? Did the price really drop from $99 to $0.99?
You'd be fairly annoyed if you had bought it at the original price.
| 3:59 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|You'd be fairly annoyed if you had bought it at the original price. |
It may have been a good investment, the thing might become a rare collectible ...in a few decades.
|only 15,000 handsets making it into customers’ hands |
Numerologists may make something of this:
If there are 1 Billion active FB users, and 15,000 bought the FB phone, that translates to:
"(1) in 66,666.666..." FB users bought it.