Facebook Home was announced this week, and with it, the social media giant’s first foray into hardware. Thus far, it’s been known for a quality mobile and web experience and an app that has always needed a little work, but seems to be doing much better than it was two phone generations ago. With a new device, the HTC First, you can enjoy instant access to Facebook updates the moment you turn on the phone.

From there, you can chat with your friends in whatever app you have open, thus taking them with you wherever you go in the virtual world. The operating system is Android-based, so if you already have an Android phone, you won’t have to buy a new one. Simply download Facebook Home to your device and you’re good to go. Not sure how different the user experience will be, though, and you can get the HTC First for less than one bill with a two-year contract.

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