HTC First Discontinued

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chrisliphart

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Nah it's just jb sense 4+. It has some sizing issues I need to finish up. I also need to fix audio but that should be easy enough

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I actually really like Sense 4+, so I'm pretty excited about this. I really dug it on my EVO 4G LTE when I was on Sprint.
 

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How is Sense running on this hardware in terms of performance? I know how bogged down it can get, and the First runs stock fine, but I wonder about lag with Sense.
 

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Just went on a hunch after looking through the First stock rom. Looks like i can do a apk port much easier than a full rom port. Have rosie, keyboard, settings and sysui ported over to stock First rom. Looks like this way is going to be so much easier.

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Just went on a hunch after looking through the First stock rom. Looks like i can do a apk port much easier than a full rom port. Have rosie, keyboard, settings and sysui ported over to stock First rom. Looks like this way is going to be so much easier.

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i just can't wait to get some flashing on

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chrisliphart

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Just went on a hunch after looking through the First stock rom. Looks like i can do a apk port much easier than a full rom port. Have rosie, keyboard, settings and sysui ported over to stock First rom. Looks like this way is going to be so much easier.

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Oh man, can't wait!
 

RCon227

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Not sure if anyone else has read into it, but it appears that the story about the HTC First being discontinued is not yet true.

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chrisliphart

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It's from a site called Geek. They ran a story about the First being discontinued but now claim that a reliable source says otherwise.

http://www.geek.com/android/htc-first-discontinued-as-facebook-home-continues-to-fail-1554965/

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I'd also like to point out that no one has claimed it's stated fact from HTC, AT&T, or Facebook in any past articles. It's all been rumors. Strong rumors, but rumors nonetheless. All three entities involved with the phone have declined to release any official statements or sales figures.
 
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RCon227

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I'd also like to point out that no one has claimed it's stated fact from HTC, AT&T, or Facebook in any past articles. It's all been rumors. Strong rumors, but rumors nonetheless. All three entities involved with the phone have declined to release any official statements or sales figures.

I didn't say any of the 3 did, but yes, that is correct.

Although I will say, the day I picked up my HTC First from AT&T, I went to 3 different stores just to see what phones each one had to offer. It just so happens that all 3 had a big HTC First set up. It had all 4 color variants on it, below it was a rack with accessories, and above it was a display running through the ins and outs of Facebook Home on the HTC First.

And while AT&T Corporate hasn't said anything about it, the people in the stores told me they hadnt heard anything about it being discontinued. However, they did tell me they were pulling the Pantech Discover. But, that's neither here nor there. Just an example that if they knew, they'd have mentioned it.

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chrisliphart

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I didn't say any of the 3 did, but yes, that is correct.

Although I will say, the day I picked up my HTC First from AT&T, I went to 3 different stores just to see what phones each one had to offer. It just so happens that all 3 had a big HTC First set up. It had all 4 color variants on it, below it was a rack with accessories, and above it was a display running through the ins and outs of Facebook Home on the HTC First.

And while AT&T Corporate hasn't said anything about it, the people in the stores told me they hadnt heard anything about it being discontinued. However, they did tell me they were pulling the Pantech Discover. But, that's neither here nor there. Just an example that if they knew, they'd have mentioned it.

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I know you didn't say any did. I was just offering up some facts to support your point. :)
 
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flatline403

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Lots of price changes too

It's also interesting that the off-contract price of the phone has gone back up.

When it was released, the phone was $450 off contract, $100 with 2 year.
Less than a month later, the price dropped to $350 off contract, $0.99 with 2 year.
At the same time as the cancelation rumors, the price changed to $430 off contract (still 99 cents with 2 year).

Now it's showing on AT&T's website for $440. Almost back where it started.

I don't think I've ever seen the price of a phone fluctuate that much.
 

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