1. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
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    Specs:
    2.6 inch screen at 480 x 320
    5MP rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus
    Front-facing VGA camera for video chat
    Physical QWERTY keyboard
    Facebook button

    Availability:
    "The HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa smartphones will be available to customers across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011. In the United States, AT&T and HTC are exclusively bringing this unique user experience to market later this year." - via HTC PR
    02-15-2011 05:47 AM
  2. FatalErrorz's Avatar
    What an ugly little POS...It even comes with a Facebook Button!! That would be nice...if i used Facebook.
    02-15-2011 12:15 PM
  3. ithinkimjoe's Avatar
    i wouldnt want a phone that has facebook integration. i barely use the app as is now.
    02-15-2011 12:43 PM
  4. FatalErrorz's Avatar
    i wouldnt want a phone that has facebook integration. i barely use the app as is now.
    Exactly...It seems like it's almost being forced on those of us who don't use, nor want to use Facebook. A software app is one thing, but when it's a button on the exterior making it a hardware button, it's another. If anything, a button that brought up email or texting apps would be a better choice...IMO
    02-15-2011 01:44 PM
  5. d2globalinc's Avatar
    My girlfriend and I just removed our facebook accounts last month.. Soooo sick of that thing and haven't looked back since.

    A facebook button is the worst idea ever.. it's like an april fools joke... what happens when the next facebook comes out and everyone switches to that
    02-15-2011 04:18 PM
  6. sndplace's Avatar
    Imo its not that bad of a looking phone. Not a phone for me but not that bad. I'm not on facebook 24/7 but alot of people are and I think these phones will be a big hit with 12-18 yr olds. It looks better then the charm.lol
    02-15-2011 04:23 PM
  7. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Hmm, i can already see dev's having a field day with that button. It wont be exclusively for facebook for very long i can tell you that

    This might attract some Blackberry users, who knows.
    02-15-2011 05:25 PM
  8. FatalErrorz's Avatar
    Hmm, i can already see dev's having a field day with that button. It wont be exclusively for facebook for very long i can tell you that

    This might attract some Blackberry users, who knows.
    If they change that button to email or text, then I'll forgive HTC for selling out.
    02-15-2011 06:56 PM
  9. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    HTC didn't sell out. At the end of the day they are a company that's in the business of making money. Having a Facebook button will certainly help with that in a certain demographic. If it starts showing up on high-end devices I might be singing a different tune.

    Heck if having that button means they update the app for everyone I'm all for it.
    02-15-2011 08:39 PM
  10. ls377's Avatar
    Hmm, i can already see dev's having a field day with that button. It wont be exclusively for facebook for very long i can tell you that

    This might attract some Blackberry users, who knows.
    That was my first thought when I heard about this. Imagine being able to route it straight to any app. And apparently it glows...notifications anyone?
    02-15-2011 08:43 PM
  11. ls377's Avatar
    Heck if having that button means they update the app for everyone I'm all for it.
    This. Please. Now.

    I bet they've tripled the sales of this device just by adding the button. I know plenty of people who wouldn't think twice about this phone without it, but would definitely consider getting it with that button. In the end, that's more people on Android (particularly young people), which just helps the platform. Unless this thing just sucks and runs them off.
    02-15-2011 08:57 PM
  12. Jonneh's Avatar
    That was my first thought when I heard about this. Imagine being able to route it straight to any app. And apparently it glows...notifications anyone?
    It'd be cool if the button could be configured to pull up any apps, pictures, music, or files in general you want. Even "Add New Contact" or "SMS ____" or "E-mail _____" (so-and-so, like Bob, for instance). Basically, blackberry users would know this as "Quicklaunch" on their phones, one of the most popular apps ever developed (by a guy known as "CheetahAce" over at Crackberry). If this button could be configured for as many unbelievable uses as Quicklaunch has, I might give this phone many looks!
    02-15-2011 10:19 PM
  13. Julez6245's Avatar
    That was my first thought when I heard about this. Imagine being able to route it straight to any app. And apparently it glows...notifications anyone?
    Haha route it to SMS or Email and everytime you get a new message it'll glow, how cool!

    This thing looks promising, but a phone just like this with a three inch screen and dual core processor would be better


    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
    02-15-2011 11:03 PM
  14. ls377's Avatar
    Haha route it to SMS or Email and everytime you get a new message it'll glow, how cool!

    This thing looks promising, but a phone just like this with a three inch screen and dual core processor would be better


    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
    To us, yeah. but I think HTC is going for the teen market with this (maybe even mom's, they seem to like facebook these days).
    02-16-2011 08:05 AM
  15. Rhody's Avatar
    I would love that form factor. I love Android, but I don't watch movies or play games on my phone. Every manufacturer is focusing on the big-screen, battery sucking devices. I want a small device with a qwerty keyboard and a long-lasting battery that also runs Android.

    I don't love the facebook button. I hate that it's on AT&T.
    02-17-2011 08:37 AM
  16. softhunter's Avatar
    I'm still looking for a decent Android phone with vertical qwerty keyboard. Too bad Dell makes the Venue Pro for WP7 instead of Android. Motorola Droid Pro seems OK except the low resolution on a relatively big screen. A phone with 2.6 inch @480x320 seems OK enough.
    02-17-2011 10:13 AM
  17. gdasilva16's Avatar
    i'm on facebook almost all day, and that phone does not impress me at all. i love my dX
    02-18-2011 03:07 PM
  18. Dark Wizard Matoya's Avatar
    I avoid facebook like the plague mostly because of privacy concerns, so this phone obviously isn't for me. I agree that it does sort of force facebook on those of us who don't use it. Design wise it isn't bad though, very Blackberryish in my opinion. And I know that there are going to be a lot of facebook users who appreciate the facebook button, but I can't help but wonder what happens when facebook's popularity is inevitably eclipsed by some other social networking site. I suppose it will be up to the devs to deal with that situation.
    02-28-2011 04:37 PM
  19. manandvan's Avatar
    i love to get one like this with qwerty keyboard.

    manandvan
    03-20-2011 10:39 PM
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