MWC: HTC ChaCha - Sexy Facebook smartphone

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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HTC ChaCha
Barcelona, Feb 15: Taiwan based smartphone manufacturer, HTC, announced the launch of two Facebook phones during the ongoing 2011 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Although the new smartphones, HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha, are not officially branded by Facebook, they boast of a dedicated Facebook button.

The new HTC ChaCha features a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad for easy typing and messaging. The new design makes it easy for holding and typing and the phone also provides 24X7 easy connectivity on social networking platforms.

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HTC ChaCha offers a five megapixel camera at the rear with LED flash and a VGA camera in the front for video calling. This new smartphone will run on Google Android OS and will have a 600 MHz processor. The dedicated Facebook key gives one-touch access to the world's favourite social networking site, Facebook.

Other features of the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 512 MB ROM. The HTC ChaCha features 512 MB RAM and supports up to 32 GB micro SD memory extention.

HTC ChaCha Specifications & Features:
* 2.6-inch TFT touchscreen (480 x 320 pixels)
* Full QWERTY keypad
* Android OS
* 600 MHz processor
* Facebook button
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
* 5 MP camera with LED flash
* VGA camera at front
* 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
* 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
* 32 GB micro SD support
* MicroUSB 2.0
* Bluetooth
* Li-Ion 1250 mAh battery

HTC claimed that ChaCha will provide up to 7.5 hours talk-time on the 2G network and up to 7 hours on the 3G network. HTC is yet to announce the official release date and price of HTC ChaCha. It is slated to hit the market by the end of Q2 of 2011. Stay tuned for details on launch and price in India.

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