AT&T Updates Its Facebook Status to Intro HTC Status
AT&T today announced via its Facebook page that it will offer a re-branded version of the HTC ChaCha, to be called the Status, later this summer for an undisclosed price. The single most interesting feature of the Status is that it has a "Facebook button" and customized software that allows users to more easily share what they are doing with their Facebook accounts. The Status is a bar-style QWERTY phone that has a 2.6-inch touch screen; 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0+HS with A2DP radios; 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, and VGA user-facing camera; gyroscope, compass, proximity and light sensor; 800MHz processor, 3.5mm headset jack, and support for microSD cards. The Status runs the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface.
Review: HTC Status
HTC's Status for AT&T incorporates a 'Facebook' button to make social sharing easier. Does the Status rate a 'Like' from Phone Scoop?
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
HTC Offers More Bootloader Unlocking Tools
HTC recently made the tools that allow users to unlock their device's bootloader available to more smartphones via its developer web side. The new handsets include the Desire HD, Wildfire, Desire Z, T-Mobile G2, Aria, ChaCha, and Status.
Facebook: Breaking Up Shouldn't Be Hard To Do
Facebook is testing new tools to help people better manage relationships that have ended. The tools are activated when people change their status from "in a relationship with..." to something else.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
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