A lot of talk of discontinued products in the tech world lately. This time, AT&T is set to close the door on the HTC Status, or so says a supposed inside source of TechCrunch‘s. That source and others of TechCrunch’s has confirmed that AT&T will be pulling the Status from store shelves due to the fact that it isn’t doing good at all in terms of sales.
The HTC Status was their version of the ChaCha, a “Facebook” phone with a dedicated Facebook button and a fully-exposed QWERTY keyboard, perfect for typing up status messages like the world will no longer exist the next day.
In our review, we praised the HTC Status for its solid hardware. The form factor was a new one from HTC so we were pleasantly surprised to see they pulled it off so well. The keyboard was the clear highlight.
But the main selling feature – Facebook – left a rather bad taste in our mouths and we told users they’d be better off getting a different Android phone and installing the Facebook application from the Android market if Facebook was all they’d come for.
Yes, we know you think their app for Android sucks, but if you used HTC’s version on the Status/ChaCha and the HTC Salsa, you’d be screaming to have the main app back. This isn’t a period for flogging, though – just know that you’d better pick one up soon if you want one before stock is mysteriously depleted.