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New Facebook Phone Unveiled



A big announcement from Facebook as the social media company announced its launch of a Facebook phone which will run a modified version of Android. 

Facebook will partner with HTC corporation to build the phones. 
The device will integrate a new Facebook app into its Android operating system, named 'Facebook Home'.

"The home screen is really the soul of your phone," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. "You look at it about 100 times a day. It sets the tone for your whole experience. And we think that it should be deeply personal. It's a family of apps and you can install it and it becomes the home of your phone, so we're calling this 'home'."  

On April 12th, the 'Facebook Home' app will be available for download and installation for certain models of Android phones. 
The new Facebook phone called 'HTC First', will also be available then for about a $100 each, sold exclusively at A-T&T. 
The new app and phone are designed to give Facebook a stronger foothold in the all-important and growing mobile market.


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