"Later this month, the connection between mobile phones and social networking is going to the next level," reads the press release from Best Buy, where you can reserve your Status for $49.99 with a two-year commitment on AT&T. This "next level" is the Facebook button toward the bottom of the phone, underneath the QWERTY keyboard. Pressing it either enables you to share whatever webpage you are browsing on to your wall, or pops up a text box for you to update your status.
The HTC Status also features a touch-screen, the Android 2.3 OS, and a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera (equal to the iPhone 4 camera) with flash. But the real innovation is, of course, the 'Facebook share' button.