Facebook Phone is Real, but It’s not that Real

HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone

I don’t know how to describe what the Facebook phone is, but let’s make it simple. Let’s call every phone with a dedicated Facebook button, the Facebook phone. And HTC did it with its new HTC ChaCaha and HTC Salsa. Annaunced at Mobile Word Congres 2011 in Barcelona, both smartphones feature a dedicated Facebook button for one-touch access to the Facebook. Powered by HTC Sense, the Facebook button on HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa is context-aware, gently pulsing with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content or updates through Facebook. And one thing that make me excited is the feature that enable us to post what song we are listening to, it’s a feature I’ve been looking for a long time in PC to share my Winamp track, but now it’s available in Smartphone. Of course, with a single press of the button, we can also update status, upload a photo, share a Website, ‘check in’ to a location and more.

HTC Salsa Facebook Phone

Both ChaCha and Salsa runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 and are scheduled to be available in Europe and Asia in Q2 of 2011. And then ship to America later this year. As you can see on the image, ChaCha comes with physical QWERTY keyboard, a 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 resolution landscape touch screen, a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. And on the other site, HTC Salsa comes with a 3.4-inch, 480 x 320 resolution touch display, and the same 5-megapixel camera as well as a VGA forward-facing camera. Do you remember the Twitter phone from INQ?

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