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.
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.