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Jun
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We've known of this phone and all of its different monikers - everything from the "Facebook phone" to the ChaCha - for a while, but now it's finally official, and bearing the name Status. Honestly, I can't think of a name more appropriate for a phone that's entire existence is defined by Facebook.

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From a spec standpoint, the Status is nothing to brag about:

  • 2.6 inch 480x320 display
  • 800MHz Qualcomm processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Full Blackberry-style keyboard
  • Android 2.3 with Sense

What does make this phone special, however, is its social integration and the inclusion of a Facebook button. This allows for one-touch sharing of status updates, photos, news, and currently playing track. Long-pressing the button utilizes Facebook's check-in feature, quick and painless.

According to the official Status Facebook page, this phone will be exclusive to AT&T in the US, and will be coming to Telus in Canada. Pricing and availability has yet to be announced on either carrier, but we'll make sure to let you know as more info pops up.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jack

    the facebook button is in the most awkward place. I do hope this means that they tighten up the facebook app for android.

  • http://www.djawirlabs.com steve

    ugly phone desain like a calculator

  • WooYooFoo

    I expect something like this from some phone companies, but HTC come on now. Really disappointing to see this alongside the other great looking phones you put out.

  • wackadroid

    this could possibly be the worst phone ever. DOA

  • Chris

    Microsoft Kin v2.0?

  • JayMonster

    Exclusive to at&t because this is nothing but the Charm2 and T-Mo users already got suckered into the first Charm. Even more frightening this remind me a lot of the Motorola Q.

    • JayMonster

      Yes, I realize this is HTC, but it sure seems like they pilfered some (bad) Motorola designs with this, wanna steal some RIM customers clunker.

  • nossa ahmed

    i have 2 htc chacha but both of them have a stuck screen , it didn't wonna open easily and when i chose point to select it give no respond or respond on anther place on the screen . how can i solve this problem