The HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha, AKA the HTC Facebook phones, are now available to pre-order from Amazon. The phones were first spotted at MWC 2011 and have been causing a stir ever since, the retail giant is the first to offer the phones and is also the first to reveal its official release date – the 26th June 2011.
The HTC Salsa will cost £320 and come equipped with a larger 3.4 inch touch screen and a larger battery than the ChaCha which will be cheaper at £250. The ChaCha is a smaller phone with a 2.6 inch screen with a traditional QWERTY keyboard similar to a Blackberry handset.
Both come with a Facebook button and social networking features built into the phones core software, they both run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 600MHz Qualcomm processor – so it won’t be the quickest smartphone on the block and could be more of a novelty rather than a threat to others on the market.
The handsets will come with dual cameras, the rear one capable of high quality photos and video via a 5MP sensor and the front one ideal for video calls and use on Skype or dare we say it a future version of Facebook chat – it’s the logical step if you ask us.
Are you interested in the fabled Facebook phone?
Make this free on contract with no data plan plz since its so cheap. This would make a good phone for kids.