I’m not that surprised by this. Marketing a phone around an app with little else special seems like a reach for a manufacturer and service provider. I can’t imagine that there is that large of a pool of buyers that are so enthralled with Facebook that they want it to be the main driver of the phone’s home screen. Anyone with more than a shade tree knowledge of Android has to know this phone stands almost no chance of getting updated. Just roll out an app and leave it at that.
Here’s the article, article readers: http://bgr.com/2013/05/13/htc-first-discontinued-att-facebook-phone/