HTC ‘Status’ Facebook Phone Hits Best Buy on Sunday for $50

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Do you incessantly “Like” things? I capitalized that word and put it in quotes, denoting the corresponding Facebook feature. Do you require a cell phone as you move about your day from one physical location to the next?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, there’s a phone with a built-in “Like” button that’ll be available for purchase starting this weekend. We’ve written about it before, if you recall. It’s called the HTC Status.

(MORE: AT&T Announces the ‘HTC Status’ Facebook Phone)

Best Buy will be selling the phone starting July 17 for $50 with a two-year AT&T contract. It’s an Android 2.3 handset with a 2.6-inch touchscreen (that’s pretty small) and an 800MHz processor (that’s sorta slow), hence the $50 price point.

Unless you’re hell-bent on the one-button sharing feature, I might wait for this to go on sale for free with a contract or spend an extra $50 with AT&T and get the Motorola Atrix, or the HTC Inspire—two Android phones with a bit more oomph. If you’re looking for something cute and pocketable like the Status, the HP Veer isn’t a bad option either. Or, hell, just go with the Status.