HTC Unveils ChaCha, Brings Integrated Facebook Button To The Masses
Facebook has become an integral part of our lives, many users obsess about their wall posts, photo updates and social gaming such as Farmville and Empires & Allies and while Facebook had done a decent job offering a mobile application that users can download, there has never been a phone with more dedicated to the social network than the newly released HTC ChaCha.
The ChaCha (pictured above), features a dedicated Facebook button on the bottom right side of the device, the button, when pressed, brings Facebook users to their accounts via a baked in Facebook application, ensuring an quick user experience at break neck speeds.
According to HTC:
HTC ChaCha has a Facebook button that lets you share just about anything with just one touch. Take a photo – straight to Facebook. Make a video – straight to Facebook. Show whatever, whenever, at the touch of a button.
The company has also announced a Facebook chat widget from HTC which means:
You can group all your friends together, and see when anyone is online. Start a live instant chat, and juggle between as many private conversations as you want.
The phone itself isn’t much of a wonder to behold, in fact I would classify it as a “low-end” Android handset which features a rather small (by today’s standards) 2.6-inch touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard which Blackberry and heavy text users will appreciate and a rather slow 800 MHz CPU. The Smartphone also features a 5-megapixel camera on the backside and a VGA front-side camera for video chatting
You will also receive HTC Sense technology and a 3.5mm headphone jack for all your listening needs it offers WiFi 802.11b/g/n and 3G capabilities (based on region).
If you choose to use a different Facebook app the phone makes itself aware of what app you are currently operating with and uses that program, it also uses location based services and can be accessed with a single click.
The company took their Facebook partnership one step further announced the launch of the device in Europe via their Facebook Page and while that’s great news for users who want even faster access to Facebook, the exact release date for the smartphone and pricing for the device are still not known.
Here’s a closer look at the HTC ChaCha: