HTC Facebook phones are here - the HTC Salsa and the ChaCha

15 February, 2011 | Comments (38) | Post your comment

Tags: MWC 2011, HTC, Android

HTC went ahead and announced two phones with dedicated Facebook orientation and integration. These are the Salsa and ChaCha.

The Salsa features a 3.4-inch touchscreen display of HVGA (480x320) resolution, 5MP auto-focus snapper with LED flash, 600MHz processor and 512MB RAM. It dully covers connectivity with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and Dual-band 3G.

The HTC Salsa and ChaCha The HTC Salsa and ChaCha
The HTC Salsa

The ChaCha has a peculiar form factor that HTC haven't tried in a while. It has a 2.6-inch touchscreen display of the same HVGA resolution and a full four-row QWERTY keyboard for texting. It utilizes the same 600MHz processor and the same-looking 5 megapixel camera with LED flash.

The HTC Salsa and ChaCha The HTC Salsa and ChaCha
The HTC ChaCha

The HTC Salsa and ChaCha are running on the latest version of Android - 2.4 Gingerbread. yup, that's right, even Google's Nexus S doesn't have that yet.

The interesting part is a dedicated Facebook button on both devices. It's undeniable that these phones are heavy on social status updates, browsing of friends' profiles, chat and messages and basically everything Facebook-related. The button acts like a second menu button but with Facebook-context added to it. For instance, you can take a photo, hit the Facebook button and directly upload it to your profile.

The HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha should be released in Q2 2011.

We have a ninja dispatched to the HTC press conference that's currently under way, so we'll update you with live photos and some hands-on experience.

For now here's an official promo video of the HTC Salsa...

... and for the HTC ChaCha


 

 

HTC Facebook phones are here - the HTC Salsa and the ChaCha - reader comments

  • prasoonm

@gsmarena is it 2.3 or 2.4

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  • 2012-06-09 10:18
  • HsJK
  • aasd

The ChaCha has a peculiar form factor that HTC haven't tried in a while. It has a 2.6-inch touchscreen display of the same HVGA resolution and a full four-row QWERTY keyboard for texting. It utilizes the same 600MHz processor and the same-looking 5 m...

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  • 2011-02-20 13:21
  • M3s@
  • Anonymous

I wonder, do anyone realize or figure the ChaCha is also a touch screen? I came to this conclusion because it has no trackball or touchpad and some buttons are capacitive. Just saying it looks like its a touch phone

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  • 2011-02-18 00:01
  • QaH6