HTC Status (AT&T) Video
HTC Status (AT&T) Video Transcript
Hey, everyone, I'm Bonnie Cha, senior editor at CNET.com and we are here in New York at a special event with AT&T showing off the HTC Status. This is the Facebook-optimized phone. What it has here is a dedicated Facebook button so you can press it to post a status update, share news stories, as well as any music you're listening to. You can also share photos by pressing this button here. Short press will take you to the screen where you can post status updates. If you do a long press, it will allow you to check into Locations so you can share with everyone else on your Facebook wall. Otherwise, it's running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a 2.6-inch screen. It's HVGA quality. It's a little small but, you know, for the intended audience, I think it's okay. On back, you've got a 5-megapixel camera and on front there's also a VGA camera so you can do video calls. Another Facebook feature, it has a chat client so you can instant message with your friends. Also got a full QWERTY keyboard. Buttons are a good size and they're raised above the surface so they're easy to press. It will be available starting July 17th for a very affordable $49.99 with a 2-year contract so I think it's gonna do really well with the younger crowd who loves the social network especially Facebook so looking forward to trying it out and I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been your First Look at the HTC Status for AT&T.
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HTC Status - white (AT&T) Review
The good: The HTC Status is a well-made phone with a fantastic QWERTY keyboard and a slight bend to the body that makes texting that much easier. The Facebook button works as advertised, and it could be a great asset to anyone who's a Facebook fanatic.
The bad: The HTC Status has a tiny screen, with hard-to-read text and tedious scrolling. It also has an odd landscape-mode screen as a default, which makes portrait-only apps rather problematic to use.
The bottom line: The HTC Status offers stellar hardware and a fantastic Facebook experience, but it's hampered by a tiny landscape-oriented screen.
HTC Status - white (AT&T) Specs
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