Just as expected, the HTC Status has become available from AT&T. The HTC Status is in fact the US carrier’s own version of the internationally-launched HTC ChaCha. This is an Android-powered smartphone (running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, 2.3 Gingerbread) and one of two HTC devices to come (so far, at least) with a dedicated Facebook button, as well as pervasive integration with the world’s biggest social network throughout the UI.
Therefore, the HTC Status may be quite appealing to Facebook fans. With its full physical QWERTY keyboard though, it may also be a hit with heavy texters or emailers, and it will probably sell especially well to those who are into all three of the above.
The HTC Status can be had for just $49.99 from AT&T, with a new two-year contract of course. You also need to get a data plan that will cost you at least $15 per month. If you’re interested in picking one up, go to AT&T and place your order.
The HTC Status has a 2.6-inch 480×320 capacitive touchscreen, an 800 MHz processor, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 512 MB of ROM, 512 MB of RAM, microSD card support, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1250 mAh battery.
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