HTC's first Android Facebook phone, the HTC ChaCha, has been priced and (roughly) dated by UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. The smartphone - which has a 2.6-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated Facebook key for instant sharing - is set to go on sale at the beginning of June, with the ChaCha free on £20 ($32) or above agreements.
That's reasonably affordable, just as HTC initially promised us the ChaCha - and its Salsa all-touch sibling - would be. Announced at MWC 2011 in February, part of the reason is that it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a mere 600MHz processor (paired with 512MB each of RAM and ROM).
There's also Facebook Chat support with a new homescreen widget, along with a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing webcam. The usual WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 round out key specs. Anyone tempted?
Update: According to retailer Clove the exact ship date is June 6. It will be selling the ChaCha SIM-free and unlocked for £210 ($339) plus VAT.