It's official, folks. The HTC ChaCha -- aka the "Facebook phone" -- will launch on AT&T this summer as the "Status." Pricing and exact availability were not announced.
Just as we first saw announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Status sports deep integration with Facebook -- deeper than you're used to now on Android. It gets some help from that Facebook button you see at the bottom of the keyboard, which gives you one-touch access for sharing images, links, your status (thus the name), news, etc. And it glows when you're doing something that you can post with the button, so there's no confusion.
The Status also has a modified version of Sense 3.0 (you're going to love that lockscreen.)
Other tech specs:
- Platform: Android™ 2.3 + HTC Sense
- Display: 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution
- Network: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900
- Memory: 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
- Processor: MSM7227, 800 MHz
- Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 1250 mAh
- Camera resolution: 5 MP main camera with autofocus, VGA front-facing camera
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