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.
The launch date that Amazon lists is June 26, which is a bit over a month away from now. It’s worth noting that the launch date is about a week later than earlier reports had pegged. The ChaCha has a QWERTY keyboard on the font and has smaller screen measuring in at 2.6-inchs. The screen resolution is 480 x 320 and is capacitive touch sensitive. It runs Android 2.3 and has a 600MHz processor. The rear camera is a 5MP unit and the front is VGA resolution.
The Salsa is all touchscreen with a 3.4-inch screen. The resolution of the screen is 480 x 320 and it is a capacitive touch unit. The smartphone runs Gingerbread and has a 5MP rear camera. It will be for HSDPA networks and has WiFi. Amazon lists the price of the ChaCha at £249.99 and the price of the Salsa is £319.99. These will make appealing entries for the new smartphone user and I bet they will be much cheaper than those prices with subsidies from carriers.