Color me unsurprised at this rumor. Apparently the HTC Status, otherwise known as the “Facebook Phone” or the ChaCha, is being discontinued due to poor sales numbers through its lifetime. Despite getting semi-decent reviews from across the board, it seems that HTC’s little experiment into exposed QWERTY keyboard phones is being shelved. It looks like 2.3.3 Sense wasn’t destined to be packed into a tiny little screen and a tiny little phone.
It seems that users are more content with downloading the Facebook application on their phone of choice, even if it isn’t the best in the world. And with the rise of Facebook’s new messaging application, do we really need a whole phone dedicated to it? Any readers have this phone and sad to hear the news? Anyone going to see if this will go all fire sale like the TouchPad did and try to pick one up?