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HTC Status is first ever 'Facebook phone'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2011 15:30 User comments (5)

HTC Status is first ever 'Facebook phone' AT&T has revealed the first ever "Facebook phone" this week, the HTC Status.
The device is dubbed so because it has its own Facebook button underneath the keypad which will give users a chance to use a deeply integrated Facebook app.

For example, if you are listening to music, by hitting the Facebook button you can instantly share what song you are playing, and same goes for Web browsing and pictures. Simply hit the button to share the site you are on or upload the picture you just took.

When a friend calls, you will see their Facebook picture and current status on the home screen.

Says HTC (via BI):

HTC Status brings a Facebook experience to people who want to share their experiences with their friends faster and easier than ever before. With a dedicated Facebook share button combined with the hallmark HTC Sense experience, HTC Status makes it easy for people to stay connected to the things that are important to them.

The device itself will run on Android 2.3 with HTC Sense overlay, have a 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, dual-cameras and an 800MHz processor.

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5 user comments

129.6.2011 16:44

it looks like a blackberry with a dedicated facebook button :/

229.6.2011 17:53

Sorry, my life does not revolve around facebook (although I suppose some people's do).

329.6.2011 19:44

@Navi, it basically is. Blackberry look, Android UI, plus a Facebook button.

When a friend calls, you will see their Facebook picture and current status on the home screen.

My HTC Incredible already does this, but since the Facebook application that Facebook puts out is so buggy, I wouldn't recommend anyone get this phone unless they're using their own Facebook software.

429.6.2011 20:28

it looks like a calculator with a facebook button

521.7.2011 19:05

It looks like a piece of shit with a Facebook button.

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