‘Facebook Phone’ Arrives, But Will Consumers Like It?

Source: Brett Molina / USA Today

The “Facebook phone” is finally available, but how quickly will it make friends with consumers?

Starting today, owners of select Android smartphones can download Facebook Home, a new interface with a suite of apps that ties users more closely to the social network.

Home includes Cover Feed, transforming the user’s home screen into a scrolling feed of friends’ updates, and Chat Heads to keep in touch through Facebook or text messages, even while using other apps.

As part of Home’s launch, Facebook is introducing a smartphone — the HTC First for AT&T ($99 with a contract) — optimized to run the interface.

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