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Set for release on July 17th, priced at $50 w/service agreement, the Facebook Phone (HTC Status) boasts a 2.6-inch display, MSM7227 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, 5.0-megapixel camera, and Android 2.3+HTC Sense. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the video review. Here’s the bottom line:

HTC’s version of the so-called ‘Facebook phone’ is done far better than Microsoft’s. The Status’ hardware still lands it squarely withing the realm of smartphones, while the Kin models existed in a vague territory between smart and dumb (i.e. smartphone versus a traditional feature phone).

[via WiredGizmodo]

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