EE named as launch partner for Facebook’s HTC First


By John Glenday, Reporter

April 5, 2013 | 2 min read

EE, the 4G mobile provider, has been named as the exclusive UK launch partner for the first phone to feature Facebook’s new‚ Home‘ app, the HTC First.

The device will launch this summer on EE’s 4G network, allowing Facebook addicts to receive status updates on their home screens. Social networkers will also benefit from enhanced chatting functionality, such as being able to continue messaging contacts even when other apps are in use.

Pippa Dunn, chief marketing officer, EE, said: “We’re proud to have been chosen by Facebook and HTC to be their UK launch partner for the HTC First. In combining our unique superfast network with the latest integrated Facebook experience, customers will constantly be at the centre of conversations with their friends.”

Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships at Facebook, added: “With Home enabled out of the box, you’ll be able to get everyone's latest updates and messages right on your home screen.”

Peter Chou, CEO HTC said: "Along with our partners and fellow innovators—EE in the UK—we anticipate excitement from customers when the HTC First becomes available, putting a user's friends and family at the centre of their mobile experience.”


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