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

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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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posted on 23 Jun 2011, 10:14

1. companyies suck! (unregistered)

i thought blackberry style was dead and two years old? touch screens are all the rage! haa! don't believe the hype! these cell phone review sites all drink the same koolaid being distributed by the queen bee and just distribute it to us in different ways and means! blackberry's are dying they tell us! merely a propaganda campaign! many many people still favor this format of a cell phone! give us a bb 9900 sporting GB and you got some serious shizel!

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 10:24 3

2. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

This will not sell well.

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 13:01

3. joseg (unregistered)

i actually want it as a throw away phone....so if i ever lose it i don't have to worry but sadly it's at&t :(

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 13:12 4

4. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I actually see this selling well for 8th, 9th, & 10th grade girls.

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 17:41

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

The only bad thing bout this ugly phone the touch screen is too damn small to do any multitask or to play games. This was a bad idea THAT FACE BOOK DONE WITH HTC.

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