We have known about the HTC ChaCha smartphone for a while now. All of the specs of the phone were offered up last month when the pricing for the ChaCha in Europe was revealed. The smartphone has a 2.6-inch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and a dedicated Facebook key for sharing all sorts of content on the social network. The phone will go on sale soon in Europe and the device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the OS.
Other specifications include a 5MP rear camera and a front facing VGA camera for video chat. The smartphone will reportedly sell for £210 ($339) plus VAT SIM-free and unlocked. A rumor started circulating recently that the ChaCha would get a processor speed bump ahead of the official launch. That speed bump has now been confirmed via the HTC ChaCha product page. Originally, the processor was a rather lackluster 600MHz unit.
The speed of that processor has now been bumped up to 800 MHz making it a bit more appealing. It’s still not 1 GHz speed demon, but the extra speed will be welcome by many users. I wonder if the extra speed will reduce the runtime of the smartphone. Right now, the talk time on GSM networks is listed at 450 minutes and up to 420 minutes on WCDMA.