Not long after announcing the HTC Status, AT&T has announced that the Facebook-oriented smartphone is available now for pre-order with the launch set for July 17th.
Pricing is set at $149.99 after a new 2 year agreement before and additional mail-in rebate, bringing the total to $49.99. Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores will feature and launch an exclusive mauve color of the phone.
The HTC Status features a 2.6-inch touch display; Android Gingerbread, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP; 5.0 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, and VGA front facing camera; gyroscope, compass, proximity and light sensors; 800MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and support for microSDHC cards.
The Status runs the latest version of HTCâ€™s Sense user interface as found on the Sensation, but heavily modified to fit the display and features deep Facebook integration with the inclusion of a dedicated Facebook key.