HTC Salsa

HTC Taiwanese Recruitment Video Reveals Glimpse of Future Devices

It's always enjoyable to see new devices, especially when they've got a chance at running Android, and ESPECIALLY when they pop up out of nowhere when you least expect them. Today we happened upon some drawings being done over in Taiwan by the HTC crew rolling out a recruitment video attempting to grab some new minds for one of their ideation centers. This video comes straight from HTC, so we can't imagine that the images you see below are TOO secret, but they're fun to glimpse at nonetheless.

HTC ChaCha Review

Well wouldn't you know it, our good pal Chris Davies over on our sister site SlashGear had TWO Facbeook Phones up his sleeve. That is the HTC Salsa and now the HTC ChaCha as well! Word of this device was released back at the same time as the Salsa at Mobile World Congress 2011, this particular sibling of the Salsa having a full QWERTY keyboard below a landscape screen, both of them toting the all-powerful physical Facebook button. Will this half of the equation add up to be a whole?

HTC Salsa Review

It's one of the Facebook phones we found out about at Mobile World Congress 2011, hooray! What have we got here? Chris Davies over at SlashGear lets us know that this device's dedicated Facebook button is indeed popping up from the bottom allowing us to share our entire lives without even an extra tap. Will it shine through as an HTC phone for the history books, or is it just an oddity that Zuckerberg put his face on for promotions sake alone? Only Europe can decide for now. Let's get to reviewing!

HTC ChaCha price revealed for Facebook fans [Update: Dated too!]

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? [via SlashGear] 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.

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Leak Final Software Builds

Remember all the way back to Mobile World Congress when these sassy little monsters were first revealed? It was a fine February morning when the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook phones were first revealed. We had the briefest of hands-on with both of the devices and not a whole heck of a lot of additional news has come out since the intro. Now we've got a couple of final software builds leaking for the world - for you!

HTC ChaCha and Salsa up for pre-order

We have already talked about the HTC ChaCha smartphone before and know some of the details on the device already. It and another HTC smartphone called the Salsa are aimed at the social networking fiend that wants a smartphone centered on Facebook and more. Both the ChaCha and the Salsa are up for pre-order right now on Amazon in the UK. Both of the smartphones are tipped to launch this summer.

HTC : Release the Dogs [AC Event Security Series]

Standing there at the HTC booth at Mobile World Congress 2011 several minutes after they'd had a press conference in a different place entirely with the rest of my teammates, I came to see a mad rush to release the next generation of HTC handheld devices. Holding the crowd back from the showroom floor, as it were, the various representatives, workers, and show people replaced about every other phone that was already on the floor with the new devices that'd been announced less than a half hour before. This was no less than a microcosm of the event as a whole and indeed of this new mobile technology culture's ravenousness as a whole. Come with us on this pointed journey.

Twelve new Android phones coming to AT&T

The old axiom that the universe hates a vaccum looks to be true with AT&T. Looking to fill a gaping hole left by their now defunct exclusive iPhone deal, AT&T is looking to HTC to provide up to twelve smartphones. And not only that, but these phones will have a serious Facebook presence on them, thereby referring to them as "Facebook Phones."

HTC bypassing Android 2.3 … sort of

The net is all abuzz over HTC's quiet mentioning that both the HTC Salsa and ChaCha phones will be bypassing Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) in favor of it's successor, vs. 2.4. But is the change a lack of confidence in Gingerbread or is it just moving on to a version that fixes bugs that have popped up? Or is it just a typo? Nonetheless, confusion is brewing.
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