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PHOTOVIEW: HTC ChaCha Android Facebook Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 05.05.11 - 13:05:08 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 14634x
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Not yet released but unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the HTC ChaCha is HTC's first of two upcoming Android smartphones with a strong focus on Facebook integration. Running Android 2.3/Gingerbread with HTC Sense 2.1 for Messenger, the ChaCha is powered by a 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 Turbo CPU. It features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS and an FM radio. The smartphone comes with a 4-row QWERTY keyboard with dedicated Facebook button which allows to instantly interact with Facebook by sharing photos and videos as well as posting status messages from wherever it is applicable.

The HTC ChaCha sports a 2.6" capacitive HVGA touchscreen with the typical Android menu buttons bellow the screen and comes with two cameras, the 5 megapixel main camera with LED flash on the back and a front facing VGA camera above the screen for video telephony and chat. Quite unusual for an Android smartphone are the two call send end end buttons bellow the menu keys. At a size of 64.6 x 114.4 x 10.7 mm, the device weights 120 grams (with battery).

While the ChaCha isn't a unibody design like the HTC 7 Mozart or the HTC Sensation, it closely follows the current HTC design language.

The HTC ChaCha is expected to be launched across Europe anytime in June/July but HTC has not yet confirmed any launch dates nor has it given an estimated price.

Cheers ~ Arne

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