We were pretty sure that it was coming to AT&T. Finally it’s official now. AT&T has just announced its first Facebook-centric phone, the HTC Status, which is looking pretty identical to the European HTC Chacha, the handset that we saw at Mobile World Congress 2011 event in February. HTC Status is the official brand name of the this handset for the U.S. You might be aware that Telus has already announced that the HTC Status is coming soon to Canada.
HTC Status is having all the same specifications, and same design as that of the HTC Chacha, except the round shaped Facebook button at the bottom side and the Euro, Tab and Fn symbol keys have been replaced by ‘shift’, ‘.com’, and ‘Alt’ respectively.
HTC Status Facebook phone comes packed with an 800MHz MSM7227 application processor, sporting a 2.6-inch display with 480×320 pixel of resolution, and a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, an additional VGA front-facing camera on the front, runs under Google’s latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with a modified version of Sense 3.0, thanks to its physical 4-row QWERTY keyboard which will be very helpful for text messages and emails.
HTC Status is also having 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, microSD memory card slot for memory expansion support up to 32GB, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS receiver, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900 connectivity, and the handset is powered by Rechargeable lithium-ion 1250mAh battery.
The dedicated Facebook button give you one-touch access for sharing images, links, and your status, and news.
Read: HTC Status Full Specifications.
Price & Availability
The release date, and the price info of the HTC Status smartphone have not yet been announced by AT&T officially, but it will be available sometime around this summer.