The latest rumors reported that the arrival of a Facebook-phone manufactured by HTC were directly contradicted by the two companies concerned. Yesterday, however, the Taiwanese company has introduced two smartphones, HTC ChaCha and Salsa, with the facebook logo featured on the front, and a special key to the time switch, dedicated social network. Considering the number of members of Facebook users worldwide (over 500 million) and the importance of the smartphone as a channel for exchange and sharing, HTC could never refuse a partnership with Facebook.
Although the basis of these new terminals is Gingerbread Android, HTC has modified its dedicated interface to integrate optimally the Facebook platform, in particular with a button that will allow the user to update their status, can upload a Click or share content with their friends. In addition, the call of a friend, his profile on Facebook (with the state and its information) is displayed on the screen, while the exchange of messages with their contacts on Facebook will be listed as SMS or email.
ChaCha is a HTC smartphone devoted to instant messaging, with a full keyboard and a 2.6 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. Its dimensions are 114 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm for 120 grams, making a compact and easy to carry with you always’. Integra MHz Qualcomm processor with 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM, with a port for memory cards microSD.
At the rear, there is a 5 megapixel camera, and a front VGA sensor allows video calls. The term has a 3.5 mm audio jack and a USB port and 1250mAh battery for 7 hours of talk time. HTC ChaCha has WiFi wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and other sensors. HTC ChaCha will be available from the second quarter of 2011. HTC Phone Salsa is another Facebook, which is also equipped with a button dedicated Facebook.
This terminal uses a 3.4 inch screen with 480 x 320 pixels. Its dimensions are 109 x 58.9 x 12.3 mm for 120 grams and has the same hardware platform: Qualcomm 600MHz processor with 512MB of 512MHz RAM and ROM, microSD, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. HTC Salsa has two cameras: a 5-megapixel (rear) and a VGA camera for videoconferencing and a 1520mAh battery for 7 hours of talk time. The launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011.