ChaCha and the Salsa? Me neither. But HTC does, and according to DigiTimes, they're eager to make another phone partnered with Facebook for features and branding. Their supply chain sources say that HTC and Facebook are partnering for another phone with exclusive features that tie into the social network, now an unbelievable 900 million users strong.
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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?
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, 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.
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 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.