HTC Salsa Mark Peters : March 4th 2011 - 11:50 CET
HTC Salsa Facebook Smartphone : HTC has introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona a new Android Smartphone built entirely to be social, combining the simplicity, ease-of-use and depth of HTC Sense user interface with the power and connectivity of Facebook. The new HTC Salsa Smartphone features a dedicated Facebook button for one-touch access to the key functions of the Facebook website service that are integrated throughout the HTC Sense experience. The HTC Salsa Facebook Smartphone is designed to provide a seamless, social experience by enabling you to stay in touch with your friends anytime, anywhere.
The HTC Salsa Android mobile phone also provides a fast, high-performance Smartphone experience. Capture your favourite moment in high-resolution photos or video with the sharp 5 megapixel digital camera and immediately share it with friends or family on the large 3.4-inch, 480x320 pixel resolution touchscreen colour display. Upload your pictures to your Facebook account at the touch of a button. For face-to-face conversations on the move, the VGA forward facing camera enables high-quality video calling. The HTC Salsa is a true social media Smartphone for people that want to be connected with the world anytime and anywhere.
HTC Salsa Smartphone
“HTC Mobile always understood that different people want different things and the new HTC Salsa mobile phone offers special new ways to experience Facebook on a Smartphone,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Mobile. “With more than 500 million active Facebook users worldwide, Facebook has become synonymous with the social internet and we wanted to create the ultimate socially connected Smartphones with mass market appeal.” The new HTC Salsa Smartphone makes it easy to stay in touch with your friends using Facebook and Messages on your cell phone.
HTC Salsa Specifications
Size : 58.9mm x 109.1mm x 12.3mm
Weight 120 grams with battery
Screen size : 86.4mm / 3.4inch
CPU speed : 600 MHz
Platform : Android with HTC Sense
Internal phone storage : 512MB
Expansion slot : MicroSD memory card
Digital camera : 5 Megapixel with flash
Front camera : VGA
Sensors : G-Sensor, compass, proximity & light
Connectors : 3.5mm stereo audio jack
USB : Micro-USB (5-pin)
Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Battery capacity : 1520 mAh
Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: 3.0 with FTP/OPP
HTC Facebook Smartphone
The Facebook button on the HTC Salsa Smartphone is context-aware, gently pulsing with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content or updates through Facebook. With a press of the button, you can update your Facebook status, upload a picture, share a internet website, post what music track you are listening to, ‘check in’ to a location and many more. For example, you can take a photo of your friends on your HTC Salsa phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the special Facebook button. Or let your friends know what song you’re listening to by pressing the Facebook button while listening to music on the HTC Salsa Smartphone. The music track is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.
HTC Salsa Android Smartphone
The new HTC Salsa mobile phone features Google Android Gingerbread 2.3.3, the latest OS version, and uses the new version of HTC Sense to integrate Facebook functionality throughout the HTC Sense experience. When you make a phone call with the HTC Salsa, the dialer screen displays your friend’s latest status and pictures, and even tells you if their birthday is approaching. The same updates are also displayed on your phone when you receive a call from a Facebook friend. You can also use your phone’s existing contacts to help you connect with them on Facebook or personalize your HTC Salsa handset further with a number of new, Facebook-branded widgets.
HTC Salsa review & availability
The new HTC Salsa Android mobile phone will be available across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011. In the United States, HTC plans to bring this unique user experience to market later this year exclusively with AT&T. As soon as we receive a HTC Salsa test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth HTC Salsa review.