UK telecom operator EE has confirmed to Android Central that Facebook has decided to hold off HTC First UK launch. The phone was supposed to launch in UK within months of US release, but now it looks like the phone might never make it to the country.
The official statement still suggests that Facebook is fixing issues with Facebook Home and chances are that an improved version of HTC First might be launched in UK on a later date, but it looks highly unlikely right now.
According to EE, which was supposed to carry First, Facebook is acting on the consumer feedback that the phone and Facebook Home received in the US and wants to add more features and customisations to this Android launcher.
Here is the full statement:
“Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customization features to Facebook Home over the coming months. While they are working to make a better Facebook Home experience, they have recommended holding off launching the HTC First in the UK, and so we will shortly be contacting those who registered their interest with us to let them know of this decision. Rest assured, we remain committed to bringing our customers the latest mobile experiences, and we will continue to build on our strong relationship with Facebook so as to offer customers new opportunities in the future.”
To remind you, as per reports HTC First US sales have been very bad and AT&T even reduced the price of the phone from $99 to 99 cents with contract to improve sales, but that did not help at all.