That Facebook phone? It's coming, and it'll be arriving to AT&T later this month. Just in time for the wild, wild high school summers, HTC's Status will be landing on AT&T starting July 17. The phone is up for pre-order starting today, offering a 2.6" touch panel, a dedicated Facebook Share button, Android 2.3.3 and a "Sense" UI overlay. The screen itself has a 480 x 320 screen resolution, a 5MP camera and a full QWERTY keyboard.
The Share button is obviously the major selling point here. With a single button-press, users are able to share photos, videos and links around the web with their Facebook friends. It's a dream come true for folks who live in a socially networked world, and it won't cost a lot, either. The MSRP is set for $49.99 with a 2-year data contract.
HTC Status Offers One-Touch Facebook Sharing For Just $49.99
First Mobile Phone with Dedicated Facebook Share Button Available for
Preorder on ATT.com Arrives in AT&T Stores on July 17
Dallas, Texas, July 11, 2011
* AT&T begins presales of the HTC Status today on http://www.att.com/.
* The first phone with a dedicated Facebook share button, the HTC
Status is exclusive to AT&T customers for $49.99 with a two-year
* Best Buy stores to offer exclusive color.
* HTC Status available in time for back-to-school shopping season.
The ultimate phone for customers who love posting on Facebook what
they're doing, seeing or listening to, the HTC Status is the first phone
to feature a dedicated Facebook share button. Not just a link to a
mobile Facebook application, the button lets you quickly share what you
are doing on Facebook with a simple press. It is also context aware and
lights up when there is an activity to share, such as a song you are
listening to, a website you are viewing or a photo you have taken.
The Facebook share button allows people to:
* Post instantly on your wall or a friend's wall by pressing the Facebook share button from your home screen.
* Take a picture or shoot a video and share it instantly with a press
of the Facebook share button. You can also post multiple pictures at one
time and label and tag them before posting. Or even post photos
automatically as you're taking them.
* Check in to Facebook Places by pressing and holding the Facebook share button from the home screen.
* Share something cool on the Web with a quick press of the Facebook share button and be the first with the news.
* Let your friends in on the music you love with the push of a button
by pressing the Facebook share button to post the song title and other
The HTC Status runs on the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) platform,
AT&T's first smartphone to do so. It is also the first phone in the
US with an enhanced version of HTC Sense™ that integrates Facebook into
more places than ever before. Facebook content and information is
integrated in the clock, dialer, calendar, address book and photo
gallery. The HTC Status also features a Facebook chat application that
lets you maintain your chat conversations, even when you navigate away
to take a call, browse the Web or play a game. And the Facebook chat
widget shows who is available to chat and allows you to initiate a
conversation with just a tap.
The HTC Status, with its uni-body design with sleek metal accents, is
easy to customize to reflect your style with widgets, shortcuts and
wallpapers, and its customizable lock screen lets you open your favorite
application quickly when you unlock the screen.
The HTC Status also sports a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and
LED flash on the back and a front facing camera to easily capture and
share self portraits. Above the dedicated physical keyboard, HTC Status
has a 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution and capacitive
Exclusive custom cases and a screen protector will also be available
for sale with the HTC Status at AT&T company-owned retail stores.
Customers can choose from hard- and soft-shell case options from Speck
and AGF. The HTC Status will be compatible with a number of universal
micro-USB charging options, Bluetooth headsets and corded stereo
headsets such as the IFrogz Luxe corded headsets with integrated
microphone, which will be available in four colors, black, silver, pink
and blue. Accessories will also be available for sale in AT&T's
Pricing and Availability
Arriving in stores as the lead device in AT&T's back to school
promotions starting July 17, the HTC Status will be available in
AT&T stores and online for $49.99 after a two-year contract.
(Minimum $15 data plan required.) Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile
standalone stores will feature an exclusive mauve edition.