- Size (LWH): 4.49 inches, 2.49 inches, 0.42 inches
- Weight: 4.32 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 640 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Exclusive to AT&T, the 3G-enabled, Android-powered HTC Status is the first phone in the U.S. with a dedicated Facebook share button, which makes sharing content on Facebook quick and simple. Update your status, post to a friend's wall, post a photo or video, and share a web site or information on the song you are listening to--all with a click of a button. It is also context aware and lights up when there is an activity to share.
Dedicated Facebook share button makes sharing content quick and simple (see larger image).
With additional enhanced social networking integration through HTC Sense, the HTC Status surfaces Facebook information everywhere, from the dialer to the calendar and photo gallery. It also offers unique social networking apps and widgets like Friend Stream, Friend Channel, and Facebook Chat that take the experience even further.
Enabled for use on AT&T's lightning quick HSPA 3G network, you'll be able to easily access the Internet as well as quickly download video, music and more. Additionally, with AT&T's 3G network, you can make a call while simultaneously receiving picture/text messages and e-mail or viewing Web pages. You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan).
Marked by a stylish uni-body design, the Status also features a 2.6-inch touchscreen display and an integrated full QWERTY keyboard for fast status updates and messaging. A customizable lock screen that lets you open your favorite application quickly when you unlock the screen.
The Status sports a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and LED flash as well as a VGA front-facing camera for self portraits and video chats. Other features include an 800 MHz processor, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, microSD memory expansion via optional cards up to 32 GB in size (2 GB card included), full HTML web browser, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6.5 hours of talk time.
One-Touch Facebook Sharing
The Facebook share button allows you to:
- Post instantly on your wall or a friend's wall by pressing the Facebook share button from your home screen.
- Take a picture or shoot a video and share it instantly with a press of the Facebook share button. You can also post multiple pictures at one time and label and tag them before posting, or even post photos automatically as you're taking them.
- The Facebook chat application lets you maintain your chat conversations, even when you navigate away to take a call, browse the Web, or play a game. And it shows who is available to chat and allows you to initiate a conversation with just a tap.
- Check in to Facebook Places by pressing and holding the Facebook share button from the home screen.
- Share something cool on the Web with a quick press of the Facebook share button.
- Let your friends in on the music you love with the push of a button by pressing the Facebook share button to post the song title and other details.
The HTC Status weighs 4.32 ounces and measures 4.49 x 2.49 x 0.42 inches. Its 1250 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time, and up to 640 hours (26.6 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS).
What's in the Box
HTC Status handset, rechargeable battery, travel/USB charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide
Communications & Internet
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The HTC Status runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation. Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
A new onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The HTC Status also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
|High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services. |
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go.
|The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.|
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Top Customer Reviews
I like it although the screen is small in size.
- Android operating system (superior to Blackberry for web browsing and multimedia)
- QWERTY keyboard, finally!
- Touch screen (not many keyboard phones have this)
- Smooth and minimalist form factor, very comfortable to hold.
- Android operating system (inferior to Blackberry for handling various messaging mediums).
- Keys are harder to press than Blackberries. Typing feels a little like a chore.
- Short battery life; I had to charge twice a day. Other reviewers have the same issue, so I'm not the only one.
- Tiny blinking LED notification that's difficult to see at angles. I missed a lot of messages.
- Lack of decent phone stand/pod. Blackberry pods allow you to simply drop the phone in and pull out. One HTC Status pod that's currently on the market (Fosmon USB Cradle Desktop Charger Pod) is not really "drop-in" - you have to plug the USB port on the side of the phone.
I spent at least a full month using each one of these Android phones
- HTC Desire Z (iPhone style with retractable keyboard)
- HTC Status
I also have the following Blackberry phones
- Curve 83xx (keyboard)
- Bold 9900 (the newest one with both keyboard and touch screen)
Keyboard phones are fantastic for text-based communications because the physical keys and tactile feedback makes for much more efficient and reduced-hassle typing. I spent a lot of time with sans-keyboard phones like iPhone 3GS and HTC Desire Z, and they don't even come close to typing quality. Their bigger screens are not worth it to me (it's better for watching videos, that's about it).Read more ›
I knew going into things that the Status had limited internal storage (150MB). But I also knew that it came with a 2GB microSD card, so I figured the internal storage limitation wouldn't be a problem. I was wrong.
The vast majority of that 150MB storage space is occupied by dozens and dozens of pre-loaded AT&T and HTC apps, not a single one of which can be removed or offloaded to your SD card without considerable effort (more on that at the end). Only three weeks after acquiring the phone, I was getting daily warning messages to free up storage space to keep the phone working properly. I had only downloaded 5 apps and I had moved all of them to the SD card (most Marketplace apps can be moved), but still the phone constantly told me to free up space. In fact, the problem got so dire that after just a month of using the phone it was no longer able to update my Facebook, Google, or Calendar, or to download/install updates to any existing apps. The fact that there were literally dozens of useless pre-installed apps that I couldn't uninstall or move was just infuriating.
Another significant complaint I have is the pitiful battery life.Read more ›
I love the premise of this phone, but the on-board memory is going to have to come up in order for it to be a better phone. The warning that my storage is low almost every single day is ridiculous. I have the 2gb micro SD card in it, but unfortunately it will only allow certain things to be stored on it. And what is even more ridiculous is that what is taking up ALL of my on-board storage is stupid AT&T apps that I do not now, nor will I ever use.
Even with the huge pitfalls I still enjoy the phone. It is a good starter phone or even a teenager-esque phone, but for what I'm wanting to do this was a severe step down for me.
I hope this helps. Feel free to ask me anything!
Happy Shopping :) <3
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice little phone, It was only $65 without a service plan, that means that I can unlock it and use it with another carrier, its not a powerhouse, but its ok because I already have... Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Yaritza
This phone is by far the most horrendous phone I have ever had from AT&T. The battery life sucks and the memory is a joke. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by darling nikki
I've had this phone for a year and have continuously had problems - going back to AT&T twice for them to help me. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by LaurenW
I bought this phone about a year ago. I originally loved it. I wanted a physical keyboard and it reminded me of my old Palm Centro; however, my feelings have drastically changed. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by JSH
I read all the reviews before I decided to get the Status and despite all the warnings that the internal memory was extremely limited in size, I decided I wanted a 'real' full... Read morePublished on April 20, 2012 by A. B. Zaccaria
I got this phone because it offered both the touchscreen and keyboard. That is its only redeeming quality. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Reviewer
This is my first smartphone and overall, I love this phone except that there is NO INTERNAL MEMORY. I barely have any apps downloaded and the ones I do have are all on the SD card,... Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by N. Butler
This phone has serious internal memory issues. You spend your time clearing apps & cache to free internal memory. You call HTC to solve the problem. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by runbball
I brought this phone from not from amazon.
Phone looks beautoful. But internal memory is way to low so if you run 10 apps its starts crashing. Read more