HTC ChaCha Mark Peters : March 4th 2011 - 12:50 CET
HTC ChaCha Facebook Smartphone : HTC has announced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona a new Android phone built entirely to be social, combining the simplicity, ease-of-use and depth of HTC Sense with the power and connectivity of Facebook. The new HTC ChaCha Android Smartphone features a dedicated Facebook button for one-touch access to the key functions of the Facebook internet service that are integrated throughout the HTC Sense experience. The HTC ChaCha Facebook optimized mobile phone is designed to provide a seamless, social experience by enabling you to stay in touch with your friends anytime and anywhere around the planet.
The HTC ChaCha unique tilt design shapes the display and physical QWERTY keyboard so it is easy to view the screen and comfortable to type with. Capture special moments in crisp, High-Definition photo or video chat with your friends using the dual digital cameras. The HTC ChaCha including a 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front facing camera. The HTC ChaCha Facebook Smartphone also brings the Internet to your fingertips with a 2.6-inch, 480x320 pixel resolution landscape touchscreen.
HTC Facebook Smartphone
“HTC Mobile has always understood that different users want different things and the new HTC ChaCha Facebook phone offers special new ways to experience Facebook on a Smartphone,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Mobile Corporation. “With more than 500 million active users worldwide, Facebook has become synonymous with the social web and we at HTC wanted to create the ultimate socially connected Smartphone with mass market appeal.” The HTC ChaCha Facebook phone makes it simple to stay in touch with your friends using Facebook & text messages.
HTC ChaCha Specifications
Size : 64.6mm x 114.4mm x 10.7mm
Weight : 120 grams with battery
Display : 2.6-inch touchscreen with 480x320
CPU speed : 600 MHz
Platform : Android with HTC Sense
Memory : ROM 512 MB / RAM 512 MB
Expansion slot : microSD memory card
Digital camera : 5 Megapixel with LED flash
Front camera : VGA
Connectors : 3.5mm stereo audio jack
USB : Standard micro 5-pin micro-USB 2.0
Sensors : G-Sensor, compass, proximity, light
Battery type : Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Battery capacity: 1250 mAh
Internet : Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth : Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP
HTC ChaCha Facebook phone
The Facebook button on the HTC ChaCha Android Smartphone is context-aware, gently pulsing with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content or updates through Facebook. With a single press of the Facebook button, you can update your status, upload a photo, share a internet website, post what music track you are listening to, ‘check in’ to a location and more. For example, you can take a photo of friends on your HTC ChaCha phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the button. Or let your friends know what song you’re listening to by pressing the button while listening to music on the phone. The music song is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.
HTC ChaCha Smartphone
The new HTC ChaCha Smartphone features Google Android Gingerbread 2.3.3, the latest version, and uses the latest iteration of HTC Sense to integrate Facebook throughout the HTC Sense experience. When you make a phone call with your HTC ChaCha, the dialer screen displays your friend’s latest status and photos, and the HTC ChaCha handset even tells you if their birthday is approaching. The same updates are also displayed when you receive a phone 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 handset further with a number of new, Facebook-branded widgets.
HTC ChaCha Review and availability
The new HTC ChaCha 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 ChaCha test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with large pictures, followed by an extensive ChaCha review.