The HTC First did not get bad reviews by any means, and it was projected to do well. The issue is likely not with the phone
In taking stock of Home's flop, most have ignored the fact that we already have Facebook phones: They're our iPhones. (Or really any other smartphone with a Facebook app)
With Home encroaching into new territory and changing the way people use their phones, will we reach Facebook saturation point? It's impossible to say but, if Home is a success, Facebook will reach as yet unchartered heights in the mobile world.
I want the critical messages to get through without having to set-up exceptions and hide all my toys. If the house is on fire or North Korea does something naughty, I want to know about it.
"With something like Home, basically you have a portable stage, or a portable soap box, that you can carry around with you
Mark Zuckerberg has staunchly rejected the notion that Facebook Home, the social network’s new Facebook-ified smartphone software, is a “phone.” In a sense, he’s right: Home isn’t a phone so much as it’s a three-by-five-inch messaging center designed to get the world hooked on chatting via Facebook.
"They're just trying to make sure that you don’t use anyone else's messaging service," said Carl Howe, an analyst with the
The first time I saw the HTC First, a Facebook employee gave a demonstration of it. Yeah, seems cool. Alright. I get it. But I want to see my friends on it... Now I have one to test myself. And as expected, what a difference that makes. Let me show you how it works.
The biggest concern has been about location-based data being used to target you with ads. Some worry that Facebook could learn where you live, where you sleep, where you work, all with data from your phone.
We know that Google has created a monster in Samsung. Giving away Android has certainly hurt Apple, but what are the other