The Teen First Look: HTC Status
While sadly there was no new Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 shown off today at AT&T’s Unwrapped event we did get to finally get our hands on one of AT&T’s most interesting new phones, the just announced Facebook-focused HTC Status.
So what are you waiting for? Read on for our Teen First Look of AT&T’s upcoming Facebook phone.
The Status felt very good in our hands with a very responsive and sharp 2.6 inch touchscreen atop a very easy to type on keyboard (kinda like that Bold Touch!). The Status is also very thin with a great unibody design that makes it feel like its worth much more than the $49 price you pay for it with 2 year contract. Overall, the hardware of the Status is excellent for the price.
The Status is also the first AT&T phone to run the latest version of Android, version 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0. While you’d think that the 800 MHZ processor on here would make things run beyond slow, HTC’s done a great job at making things run smoothly. Everything was fast and responsive with apps opening quickly even when multitasking with several apps running in the background. Sure this won’t play hardcore games like the Xperia Play, but it should be more than enough for doing the basic things like texting, taking pictures, browsing the web, and of course going on Facebook.
Speaking of Facebook, this truly is the perfect phone for Facebook addicts with easy one click access for sharing pictures, links or updating your status just by pressing the Facebook button in the lower right of the keyboard. Facebook opened up immediately when we pressed it and made it much easier to share things with your Friends (for example, just pressing the Facebook button while in the camera app lets take a picture and immediately post it on Facebook).
Also on the Status are a 5 megapixel back camera and VGA front camera. We didn’t get a lot of time to test these yet but from what we did see the back camera takes some very solid pictures. Oh, and as of right now there is no Facebook video chat on here.
We’ll have more on the Status next week including our full Teen Review. The Status launches next Monday, July 17th, for $49.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.
Posted on July 12, 2011, in AT&T, Cell Phones, First Look/Reviews and tagged Android, att, Att unwrapped, Cell Phones, facebook phone, first look, htc, htc status, teen first look, teens. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.