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[Full ChaCha Review] The HTC ChaCha was released in June 2011. It's running Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC's Sense UI. Inside the ChaCha is an 800MHz processor with 512 MB of RAM and ROM. It is sporting a 2.6-inch TFT display with a 480 x 320 resolution set above a full portrait style QWERTY keyboard. The ChaCha smartphone has two cameras, one front facing VGA camera for video chat and a rear facing five-megapixel camera with LED flash. It also features a button dedicated to sharing things to Facebook located under the keyboard.

  • by | November 8, 2012 1:55 PM

    It's a rumor that trickles out every so often. Like some 21st-century Paul Revere, an analyst or a blogger will ride across the internet brandishing a leak, shouting over and over, "the Facebook phone is coming! The Facebook phone is coming!" Unlike their revolutionary Bostonian predecessors, though, the citizens of the internet don't respond to this call by rising up, or retreating, or advancing, or panicking ... they don't take action of any kind, really. The news gets dutifully reposted, the internet murmurs for a bit, and then everything settles back down to normal before lunchtime. ...

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  • by | January 16, 2012 7:29 PM

    HTC has been really outdoing itself lately when it comes to allowing the bootloaders of more of its Androids to be unlocked. The company got off to a slow, if not respectable start, but the last few weeks have really seen an upswing in the rate at which HTC is bringing these unlocks to its existing lineup of smartphones. Just last week, the Desire HD joined that growing list. Today, HTC officially adds support for an additional handful of models. Today's roster of inductees features the Desire Z, as well as its carrier-branded version, the T-Mobile G2. There's also the international ...

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  • by | July 29, 2011 6:18 PM

    The source code for several HTC devices (based on the 2.6.35 Linux Kernel) was just released. The Salsa, Chacha (and Chachacha), Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Droid Incredible 2, and the Sensation 4G all now have their kernel's source code available to the hobbyist community. The kernel is "the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of ...

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  • by | July 21, 2011 10:55 AM

    The HTC ChaCha, now on AT&T as the HTC Status, bears a striking resembles to a device that we first saw back in 2007 when Google announced the Android operating system. Android was first shown off as two prototypes: a candybar-style device with a touchscreen, and a front-facing QWERTY form factor with no touchscreen. While the ChaCha certainly has touchscreen, the overall design of it reminds us of that early Android prototype, which can also be seen in the below video from the Android YouTube channel.

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  • by | July 20, 2011 10:38 AM

    This February HTC announced the HTC ChaCha together with the HTC Salsa-- two social network-oriented Android phones -- in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress. The Internet and the blogosphere in general called them "Facebook phones" due to their dedicated Facebook buttons as well as the deep Facebook integration. The HTC ChaCha isn't your state-of-the-art Android phone in terms of specifications. There is no dual-core processor and there's no gigabyte of RAM. Instead, you've got a single-core processor clocking in at 800MHz – the phone was initially announced with a 600MHz CPU but HTC ...

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  • by | July 19, 2011 3:59 AM

    The HTC Status is AT&T's variant of the HTC ChaCha "Facebook phone" and is officially available since July 17 for all those that want to be always connected and have a phone with a great keyboard. Aside from the white/silver combination of the Status/ChaCha we've seen so far, Best Buy seems to have a special, mauve/purple version of the phone. It will probably be more appealing to the ladies and those from the younger generation. Despite its fresh color, the price is still $49.99 on a two-year contract so if you like to be extravagant, grab the colored version and show it off! Source: Best ...

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  • by | July 13, 2011 11:59 PM

    The HTC ChaCha, one of the new Facebook-centric phones from HTC, is currently shipping in the UK. At the announcement of the duo of Facebook phones in February (which also included the Salsa), we learned that AT&T would be getting the device at some point this year. It looks like we're getting closer to the release of the ChaCha in the US, as the device is making the rounds at the FCC with the proper 850/1900 bands to work on AT&T. Source: FCC

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  • by | July 13, 2011 11:58 PM

    Here is the HTC ChaCha "Facebook phone" as it will look when released by AT&T. Not much has changed since the QWERTY candybar was announced at Mobile World Congress in February, although there are a few noticable differences. Besides the fact that the Facebook button itself continues to evolve, we can see that the function keys have been both re-colored and slightly rearranged. Also, it appears as if this model will not be a so-called 4G HSPA+ handset, at least according to the 3G icon in the screenshot. If that leaked mini-roadmap we saw turns out to be accurate, ChaCha should start ...

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  • by | July 13, 2011 11:57 PM

    The smartphone you see pictured above is not the HTC ChaCha we recently unboxed and looked at its first boot but the U.S. AT&T variant we've told you about some time ago. It will allegedly bear the name AT&T Status (as in how easy it is to change your Facebook status while on the go). Aside from some minor aesthetic changes like the function keys that have been re-colored and slightly rearranged, it will be your typical HTC ChaCha on AT&T's line-up. It sports that certain "F"-button (for Facebook) with which you can easily post to your (or someone else's) wall in order to change your ...

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  • by | July 13, 2011 11:57 PM

    Shortly after we first heard of HTC's Facebook-centric ChaCha, legal proceedings started up over the smartphone's name. The US-based search provider ChaCha didn't want HTC bringing the device to the States under that name, lest it lead to brand confusion. At the time, there weren't any indications the company was even thinking of doing that, as it had only registered to use the ChaCha name abroad. Since then, a version of the smartphone with an AT&T radio hit the FCC, and we got a look at how the phone will appear with AT&T badging. When it appeared on an AT&T roadmap, though, the phone ...

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  • by | July 13, 2011 11:56 PM

    After checking out our hardware and software video tours of HTC's ChaCha, are you getting excited to see the phone arrive in the US as the Status on AT&T? We've been pretty impressed with what HTC came up with, from a revamped Sense to fit the smartphone's unusual screen resolution, to hardware that seems more than capable of keeping up with the demands of a social networking junkie. The Status was announced at the end of last month, but we were left guessing as to when it would arrive. A recent rumor said that it would come out sometime this month, still not narrowing things down much. It ...

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  • by | July 13, 2011 11:55 PM

    Once an HTC ChaCha with its AT&T branding - making it the Status - showed up in a candid pic, we knew it only had to be a matter of time before the smartphone was officially announced. Sure enough, just hours later, HTC has added the Status to the other models on its website, and a press release has been published, finally launching the Status. As you probably are aware, the ChaCha/Status is the first of HTC's Android smartphones with a custom UI placing heavy emphasis on social networking through Facebook, hence the hardware Facebook button to give users quick access to the site. ...

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  • by | July 13, 2011 5:42 AM

    If the the rumors turn out to be true then Radio Shack will get a handful of new smartphones as soon as next week. The image above is just one of the few that were leaked showing which specific smartphones will be offered soon by the retailer. First is the HTC Status which is the AT&T variant of the HTC ChaCha. It's one of HTC's so called Facebook phones featuring a dedicated Facebook button and tons of social integration. The Status should be available "early next week" for $20 on contract and $400 outright. The Motorola Triumph should arrive last, next week, for around $300 on a pre-paid ...

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  • by | July 11, 2011 2:44 AM

    The HTC ChaCha is a so-called "Facebook phone" because of its dedicated "F-button" which allows you to quickly post an update on Facebook or change your status, a reason for which the upcoming AT&T version of the phone will be called the HTC Status. After the unboxing and hardware tour we are taking a look at the software on the HTC ChaCha. The Taiwanese manufacturer did a great job in optimizing the Sense experience, tweaking the UI to perfectly fit the permanent landscape screen with an HVGA resolution on the smartphone. We take a look at the Facebook integration, the "F-button" as well ...

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  • by | July 9, 2011 10:41 AM

    The HTC ChaCha, which we recently unboxed, is one of the two "Facebook phones" the Taiwanese manufacturer launched with the occasion of this year's MWC. In this video we'll take a look at the HTC ChaCha's hardware, which is basically identical to the HTC Status coming to AT&T. At a first glance it might resemble the HTC Snap from the old days because of its landscape screen layout and QWERTY keyboard but you might also compare it to the BlackBerry smartphones. It sports an 800MHz processor (HTC bumped the CPU specs from the announcement to the availability with 200MHz from the initial ...

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