HTC ChaCha coming soon to AT&T as the Status?Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Last weekend an image of the HTC ChaCha bearing AT&T branding leaked out and got us all wondering when the handset would be arriving on Ma Bell's shelves, making it even easier to answer Facebook's eternal question: "What's on your mind?" According to a source speaking to BGR, the ChaCha will be hitting AT&T in the coming weeks, possibly as soon as one week from now. The tipster also claims that the ChaCha will be known as the HTC Status when it does land stateside (thanks lawsuits!). Lastly, I hope all you avid Facebookers out there prefer the ChaCha to the keyboard-less Salsa; BGR says that it's confirmed with HTC that the latter device won't be coming to AT&T any time soon, if it does at all.
As I've said before, although the ChaCha doesn't boast the most impressive specs around, it's got the potential to be a pretty popular device for AT&T and HTC. There are over 500 million people on Facebook, and you know that there are many here in the U.S. that would love a QWERTY-packin' device that gives them one-button access to their favorite social networking site. There's still no word on how much customers will have to pay for the easy Facebook access that the ChaCha/Status offers, but we'll let you know more when we do.