The good news for AT&T: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility, told CNET the mobile carrier sold out its inventory of the HTC First, the flagship phone for the Facebook Home Android overlay. The bad news for AT&T: It had to lower the price of the handset to $0.99 in order to do so.
De la Vega would not reveal the number of devices AT&T had in its inventory, only saying:
We sold a bunch more when we lowered the price. We sold everything we had on that.
CNET pointed out that the HTC First is still listed on AT&T’s website.
De la Vega also told CNET AT&T was not ready to close the book on Home, saying that the carrier is committed to working on different iterations of products with its partners, and adding:
We have a great relationship with Apple just like we have a great relationship with Facebook. We look forward to working with them to make Home better.
Readers: Do you think there will be another Home flagship phone?