Jun 29 AT 12:33 PM Alberto Vildosola 9 Comments

HTC and AT&T officially announce the HTC Status via Facebook

Attention Facebook addicts! The phone of your dreams is finally here. Meet the HTC Status, AT&T’s version of the HTC ChaCha. AT&T and HTC just announced the “Facebook phone” via (you guessed it) Facebook–with official fan page and all. We first caught a glimpse of the HTC ChaCha and its dedicated Facebook button back in February at the Mobile World Congress. The ChaCha, along with the Salsa (yep, somebody at HTC has an unhealthy obsession with Latin music), are HTC’s versions of what a Facebook phone would look like.The feature a dedicated Facebook button that allows users to do the following:

  • One touch to share – Press the Facebook share button from your home screen to instantly post on your wall.
  • Snap, shoot, share – Take a picture or shoot a video and share it instantly with a press of the Facebook share button. You can even post pictures automatically as you’re taking them.
  • Quick-on-the-draw check-in – Just long press the Facebook share button to check in your location with Facebook Places.
  • Be first with the news – See something cool on the web? Share your latest find with a quick press of the Facebook share button.
  • Post to your wall or a friend’s wall — From the home screen, a quick tap of the Facebook HTC share button makes sharing anything on your mind quick and easy.
  • Share what you’re listening to – The Facebook share button glows when you’re listening to music to let you know you can share. Let your friends in on the music you love with the push of a button

That’s certainly a lot of Facebook-related features. But believe it or not, the HTC Status is also an Android phone. And not a horrible one either. It has all the following specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 2.3-inch screen with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution
  • 800 MHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227 processor
  • 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal storage
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 1250 mAh battery

Decent spec sheet, but what about price? Well, AT&T has yet to announce pricing and availability for the HTC Status. But word around the campfire is that pricing will be somewhere between $49-$99 with a 2-year contract. I know the HTC Status is not meant to appeal to us Android enthusiasts, but that non-free price isn’t helping. Especially since you can now get an HTC EVO 4G for $0 dollars. But to each their own, I guess.

Source: Facebook

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ Max

    looks like a calculator

  • http://Website kazahani

    HTC Status? Really? Why didn’t they just stick with ChaCha?

    Also, AT&T is not keen on giving away phones for free. The only decent free phone they’ve had in recent memory is the Captivate.

  • jackpaleczny

    the facebook button is in the most random spot ever. I hope that this at least means that the facebook app for android will be improved.

    • http://Website Derek

      Probably not. But almost everything about facebook is going to be integrated directly into the OS, so you probably wont ever even need to use the facebook app.

  • http://Website VKG

    You guys must agree with me, this phone’s design is pretty ugly. They should of changed the design so it could appeal to the majority, not the few that will actually pay for this thing.

  • http://www.djawirlabs.com steve

    realy ugly desain, not realy needed facebook phone

    • http://Website 17528

      With your spelling, it would be a shame if you were over 11 years old.

  • Uncemister

    Really wish I could have gotten this phone :(

  • http://Website eClipse

    Looks like an old Blackberry.

    I’m not sure what is sadder – people who would actually buy a phone based on a Facebook button,
    or that someone would make one with a Facebook button.