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Facebook Mobile Misadventures Continue

A phone running the Facebook Home program during an event at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on April 4
A phone running the Facebook Home program during an event at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on April 4Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Remember the Facebook Phone? OK, it wasn’t actually a whole phone from Facebook, but it was an Android phone (the HTC First) that Facebook had “forked” and equipped with Facebook Home, an all-FB, all-the-time user interface. And maybe you don’t entirely remember it, for two reasons: It was pretty underwhelming, and no one ever bought one.

Well, maybe someone did, but clearly not in any great number. Which is why the HTC First is on the ropes. According to tech site BGR, AT&T is looking to cut the phone from its roster. Sales have been so poor since the April release of the phone that the carrier initially dropped the First’s original price of $99 (with a two-year contract) to 99 cents one month later.