SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— HTC’s Facebook phone received a lot of press when it was first announced. But, so far the hype has not translated to sales.
BGR, a popular tech blog, is speculating that AT&T is set to pull the plug on the HTC First smartphone, which has only been out for a month.
One clue to the speculation is that AT&T has reduced the price of the phone, as a promotion, to 99 cents. When a $200 phone is being sold for that low, it is usually an indication that the phone is not flying off the shelf, especially when it’s only been on the market for a few weeks.