AT&T Status is HTC's ChaCha Facebook-centric handset; launch coming in one week?

AT&T Status is HTC's ChaCha Facebook-centric handset; launch coming in one week?
A source for BGR says that the first Facebook-centric handset, the HTC ChaCha, will be launched possibly as soon as next week as the AT&T Status. At the same time, the source says that the Taiwan based firm's second Facebook integrated model, the HTC Salsa, will not be coming to AT&T.

Just the other day, we showed you some pictures of the ChaCha AT&T Status, showing off some changes in the device including a more rounded "Facebook button" at the bottom of the phone. With the target audience for the phone made up by social networking teens, the specs are mid-end as you might expect. The 3G only model is powered by an 800MHz processor with a 2.6 inch landscape oriented display offering HVGA resolution. A 5MP camera with AF and flash is on the back and yes, there is a .3MP VGA front-facing camera. Android 2.3.3 comes pre-installed on the device. A physical QWERTY keyboard graces the front of the phone.

The Facebook button at the lower right of the phone allows you to integrate whatever you have on in the background with your Facebook account. If you are listening to a tune and click the button, that song goes right to your Facebook profile. If you are checking out some of your pictures in the Gallery, click the Facebook button for the images to get added to your wall. See a golden opportunity to take a photo for your Facebook page? Use the button as a shutter when in camera mode and your picture will focus, get taken, and uploaded to Facebook all in one quick step. Facebook chat opens through a widget on your home screen, listing your contacts. Open the app and you can start chatting away using the physical QWERTY keyboard. As the AT&T Status is still an HTC phone, Sense 2.1 is aboard, re-designed for the landscape facing display.

source: BGR

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