HTC ChaCha, the second HTC phone with a dedicated Facebook button, is set to be launched today. Unlike the first Facebook optimised phone, Salsa, which was a full touch device, ChaCha will have a touchscreen and Qwerty keypad in a bar design.
At an expected price of around Rs 15,500, ChaCha will probably have a 2.6 inch touchscreen that can display 480 x 320 pixels. It will also have a Qwerty keypad, 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, VGA front camera, 512 MB of RAM and ROM, besides a microSD card slot.
HTC ChaCha supports a high speed HSPDA network, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, a 3.5 mm audio jack, music player, video player, G sensor, digital compass, proximity and ambient light sensor and a 1250 mAh battery.
The device is driven by Android 2.3 operating system, an 800 MHz processor and the acclaimed HTC Sense user interface. Sense UI has been further tweaked for ChaCha and Salsa for better Facebook integration like easy upload of pictures captured through the camera; a clock with a ticker stream of Facebook updates; and a calendar widget so you never miss your friends’ birthdays and events. You can also follow your special favourites and all their news with the Friend Stream widget.
Also available will be Facebook Chat widget, which allows users to group their friends together, and will notify the user if anyone comes online. It can also be used for live chats and for juggling between as many private conversations as the user wants.