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Facebook Won't Bring Facebook Home Phone to U.K.

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Facebook Won't Bring Facebook Home Phone to U.K.

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MENLO PARK, CA - APRIL 04: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After Facebook's customized Facebook Home phone, the HTC First, dropped its price from $99 to 99 cents on AT&T two-year contract, rumors began to circle about the phone being a fiasco. Perhaps it was because the handheld was unnecessary -- practically anyone could download the software and have Facebook Home without buying a new phone. Already about a million have.

For whatever reason, Facebook won't be bringing the HTC First to the U.K, according to Engadget. Apparently all pre-orders were canceled by Facebook because of "customer feedback". The social network wants to "improve the Facebook Home interface" before releasing it to other markets. 

EE, a European carrier, gave this statement to Engadget:

"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."

Perhaps this isn't the end of the Facebook Home phone. Maybe it's simply because Facebook released the phone and Facebook Home skin too soon, so it lacked that extra spark that would make more customers want to buy it. Or perhaps it's because many users think they spend enough time on Facebook and don't need to spend more.

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