New Facebook Phones Announced from HTC

The Chacha (chachachachacha)!

The Chacha (chachachachacha)!

 

See the Facebook button?

The Salsa: See the Facebook button?

It seems like Facebook is the celebrity of the technology world, making headlines all the time for: reaching 500 million users, altering privacy settings, having movies made about it, and today, unveiling two new Facebook HTC phones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Zuck’ ain’t no dummy. It makes a lot of sense for Facebook to make bigger moves on the mobile world; after all,¬†there are more than 200 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.

Enter the two new mobile phones, HTC’s Salsa and Chacha. The first questions: But will they dance? Do they have legs? Photos of the phones seem to tell us otherwise, unfortunately. Other important questions:

What kind of camera? 5 Megapixels.

Operating system? Android 2.3.3 or 2.4 (that sounds impressive).

Screen size? Salsa= 3.4 inches, Chacha= 2.4-inch

What’s the deal with the Facebook button? An excerpt from an HTC Press Release:

The Facebook button on HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa is context-aware, gently pulsing with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content or updates through Facebook. With a single press of the button, you can update your status, upload a photo, share a Website, post what song you are listening to, ‘check in’ to a location and more. For example, you can take a photograph of friends on your phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the button. Or let your friends know what song you’re listening to by pressing the button while listening to music on the phone. The track is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.

When can I further feed my addiction to Facebook? Q2 2011.

Now excuse me, I need to go check my Notifications.

1 Comment

  1. Tal Flanchraych
    February 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM · Reply

    Your phone got Zucked, bro! I think the functionality is great, but it concerns me that they slapped the FB button on the Salsa without any thought as to the aesthetics of button placement. It just seems so… arbitrary.

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