At AT&T’s Unwrapped mobile holiday preview event in New York City, I had the time to take a look at a ton of upcoming and just-released devices, including the gift given out to all press attendees: an HTC Status. Every HTC Status has Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, a version of the Sense UI seen on their better dual-core devices, a 2.6-inch LCD screen, 5 megapixel back facing camera with a front-facing camera, 800MHz processor and a full QWERTY layout with a dedicated Facebook key.
First of all, it uses AT&T 3G, and is rather fun to use. Think of it as a BlackBerry with Android on it. The superior build quality for a $50 phone on contract is pretty nice, and considering it’s running Gingerbread with Sense UI on an 800Mhz processor, there is no noticeable lag that I’ve come across within the last 24 hours of owning it. Seems like AT&T and HTC have a winner here. The full review should be coming in the next few weeks.