HTC ChaCha is going to be called ChaChaCha in Spain

02 March, 2011 | Comments (25) | Post your comment

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI

HTC is having some trouble with one of their newly announced Facebook phones. Apparently ChaCha sounds much like a vulgar Spanish word so the handset will be marketed as HTC ChaChaCha in Spanish-speaking countries instead.

Obviously someone over at the HTC PR center didn't do their homework. After all Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the world and failing to do some research on it for your new model names is a pretty bad mistake.

Also I can't quite understand why didn't they pick the much simpler Cha, but that's a whole other story.

This is the second time HTC gets in trouble, because of the ChaCha. The mobile search engine ChaCha has already taken the Taiwanese company to court for trademark infringement.

And speaking of bad names, we bet they don't even have a clue how much they've messed up with the name of Incredible S. If you don't see what our point is, just try saying that out loud.

Now what interests us the most is when HTC is going to bring the smartphone to the market, regardless of the naming they pick. The specs might not be exactly high-end, but that extended Facebook integration makes us eager to try it out.





HTC ChaCha is going to be called ChaChaCha in Spain - reader comments

  • Anonymous

United States is right next to Mexico which is, Latin America.

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  • 2011-03-05 11:08
  • m7dC
  • Kapoios

In Greece chacha means the manager of a brothel! But i really love this phone! It must be great! I look forward to see it in Greece!

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  • 2011-03-04 11:13
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  • Samarth N8 user

In India, chacha means your father's younger brother... :D But what's the problem with Incredible S ... It sound like Incredible Ass? Is that's the problem?

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  • 2011-03-03 22:04
  • YTYR