Facebook phones from HTC
HTC has pulled a pair of phones with tight Facebook interaction out today. The two phones are the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa. Both of the phones have dedicated Facebook buttons and have one-touch access to the social networking site and key functions of the network. The cool thing about the Facebook button on the two phones is that it is context aware.
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The button will pulse when the user is on content that can be shared on the social network. That means if you are reading a blog post that you like the button will be there to share it, a new photo you just took can be shared at a touch, and that video you shot will be easier than ever to share too.
Both of the smartphones run Android 2.3.3. The ChaCha has a 2.6-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 320 and it has a 5MP camera that can shoot stills and video along with a front facing camera. The Salsa has a 3.4-inch screen with 480 x 320 resolution and a VGA resolution front camera along with a 5MP resolution rear camera. HTC will be launching the phones on AT&T in the US later this year and the devices will hit Europe and Asia in Q2. Pricing is unannounced at this time.
"HTC has always understood that different people want different things and the new HTC ChaCha and Salsa offer special new ways to experience Facebook on a mobile device," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "With more than 500 million active users worldwide, Facebook has become synonymous with the social web and we wanted to create the ultimate socially connected phones with mass market appeal."