HTC Status Facebook Phone getting discontinued already?

August 23, 2011
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It appears AT&T is ready to de-friend the HTC Status. Are AT&T and HTC looking to discontinue the HTC Status (aka Facebook phone) already? I know deep down all you readers are screaming NOOO silently because you all just love this little phone. Some new rumors are floating around and have yet to be confirmed that are claiming that AT&T is ready to put this little guy down after only a short while on the market.

For those unfamiliar with this "awesome" phone it is AT&T's version of the HTC ChaCha that launched in Europe with that popular Facebook button on the bottom. Although I guess we can't really call the button popular because it looks like no one is buying into the idea. For our full review and thoughts on the AT&T flavor check out our HTC Status Review by the man Chris Burns. In his review he loved the hardware (as we do with most HTC phones) and the keyboard was awesome to say the least, but the good points ended there.

Apparently a trusted source of TechCrunch is now claiming that due to a severe lack of demand, and poor sales AT&T is ready to ditch the HTC Status after only a short 36 days on the market. Even the HP TouchPad lasted longer than that, but only by about 10 days or so. I guess this little 2.8" display phone packed with a hardware keyboard and that lovely Facebook button will have to try elsewhere because so far no one seems to be taking the bait. If we hear anything official we will report back, but for now you can call the HTC Status de-friended.

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[via TechCrunch]


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  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    It’s the type of phone that people wanted to cheer for to make it, but didn’t actually want to buy for themselves.

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      lol I was never cheering that is for SURE!

      I thought it was a fail before it even hit the shelves personally

  • oGsSTC

    I’m still seeing commercials on TV for this phone, so it may be a desperate move by ATT/HTC to market this phone. Actually, this phone isn’t that impressive at all, and it only markets to people that use Facebook, which is a bad marketing strategy….

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  • http://www.cellpig.com/ Cellpig.com Co-Owner Bryan

    I am not really surprised, I am still seeing a ton of ads for this though.

  • http://www.cellpig.com/ Cellpig.com Co-Owner Bryan

    I am not really surprised, I am still seeing a ton of ads for this though.

  • http://www.cellpig.com/ Cellpig.com Co-Owner Bryan

    I am not really surprised, I am still seeing a ton of ads for this though.

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  • Anonymous

    “Awesome” phone? WTF are you smoking? I’m growing so tired of all the trashy Android crap. I’m considering dumping this ad agency-backed crap for something else.

  • multia

    I have (a black) one and I love it ! Touch screen + keyboard = nice :)
    (I’ve put cyanogenmod on it, mapped the memory to the sdcard and overclocked it a bit though).