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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.

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    AT&T recently announced it would be bringing the HTC ChaCha to the States as the Status, and we've known for even longer about the efforts to re-brand the LG Optimus 3D as the Thrill 4G for its AT&T release, but we didn't have a clear idea of when either smartphone would be released. A newly-leaked screenshot of upcoming AT&T launches now gives us a smaller window of when to expect each model, but we're still left wanting for a date. In a recent press release, AT&T claimed that it would begin sales of the LG Thrill 4G sometime this summer. With well over two months to go, that meant we ...

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    There's a rumor going around right now that Facebook intends to use the press event it's hosting next week in order to launch a new video-based chat service that will work from right within your web browser on your PC, leveraging technology from Skype to handle the communications. So far, we've only heard about the possibility for such a thing to come to full-fledged computers, but can we expect the same system on a smartphone? We just looked at the official AT&T announcement of the HTC Status, AKA the ChaCha, the manufacturer's first smartphone with in-depth Facebook integration and a ...

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    The HTC ChaCha which we recently unboxed sports a 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution in addition to its QWERTY keyboard and we're curious to see how HTC tweaked HTC Sense (version 2.1 for Messenger) for a landscape screen. Those of you familiar with HTC's Android smartphones know the setup process after a first boot, let it be out-of-the-box or after a Hard Reset. The first boot on the ChaCha is no different except for the fact that it will set up your Facebook account at the very beginning, given that the smartphone is a Facebook-oriented handset. We'll take a deeper look at ...

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    The HTC ChaCha is the QWERTY candybar "Facebook phone" from HTC launched at this year's Mobile World Congress along with the other F-button-enabled HTC, the Salsa. Strangely Facebook, as a company has no implication with the ChaCha but because of the special F-button we've got used to referring to the ChaCha (and the Salsa) as HTC's Facebook phones. It sports an 800MHz processor (initially announced with a 600MHz but bumped along the way), runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense, has a 2.6-inch touch-screen with 480 x 320 resolution and it's been already pictured inbound for AT&T. ...

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    The HTC ChaCha, one of two Facebook-centric Android phones, is rolling out across Europe right now, and will begin shipping on AT&T in the US later this year. The phone features a front-facing full QWERTY keyboard for easy text entry, plus many interface enhancements that make it easy to quickly share a webpage, picture, or message with your Facebook friends. The ChaCha was first slated to be released with a 600MHz Qualcomm CPU. Turns out that HTC has bumped the CPU clock by a pretty significant 33% to 800MHz. It's possible that HTC found that at 600MHz, battery life was stellar, and that ...

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    The HTC ChaCha is the Taiwanese manufacturer's "Facebook" phone -- along with the HTC Salsa -- and both were introduced at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The HTC ChaCha has just received its first ever over-the-air update according to the European support website. The new firmware is about application and system enhancements HTC brings to the table with a new version 1.18.401.1. If you already have a ChaCha you should get the over-the-air update notification on your smartphone. Our advice is to back up your data, connect to a WiFi network and download via wireless to ...

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    The arrival of HTC's ChaCha, its first smartphone with Facebook integration via a dedicated button, has snuck up on us. First we thought it would be here in late June, then on June 6, and now it's upon us already, showing up as in-stock with several UK-based smartphone retailers. Available for the equivalent of about $375 off-contract, the ChaCha lacks the huge screen and powerhouse processor you'd find in many of the other Androids premiering this summer. Instead, HTC is trying to sell this smartphone based on the experience it offers, encompassing changes ranging from the sprinkling of ...

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    These are a few handsets scheduled to hit AT&T in the next several months; nothing earth-shattering here (Holiday? Lead? Attain?), but still worth passing along. From top-tier manufacturers we have the BlackBerry Uwan 9810 and the HTC Iele -- better known as the Torch 2 and HTC ChaCha, respectively -- along with the Samsung Habrok SGH-i857, which we've not seen before. Both Torch 2 and ChaCha were widely expected to hit AT&T, and with Q2 winding down, it looks like we can possibly expect these handsets in the next month. The Habrok (AT&T codename, as are the others), meanwhile, appears to ...

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    After getting word that HTC's ChaCha, one of its upcoming Android phones with heavy Facebook integration, was destined for a June release in the United Kingdom, the Amazon UK product page for the smartphone helped us narrow down that release window to June 26. While Amazon is still showing that late-June date, retailer Clove has just posted that it expects the ChaCha to arrive much sooner, with the phone set to be in stock beginning June 6. Clove is accepting pre-orders for the ChaCha, with its dedicated Facebook button, as of now. While you'll pay a few pounds more than you would getting ...

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    HTC's ChaCha will be, along with the HTC Salsa, one of the manufacturer's first smartphones with hardware Facebook buttons for quick access to social networking functions. We've been seeing quite a bit about the phone's launch in Europe, with pre-orders already in play, counting down to a June 26 release. On the other side of the Atlantic, things have been relatively quiet for the phone, short of a speculative lawsuit trying to prevent the ChaCha name from being used in the States. Today, the FCC has published HTC's documentation covering the testing of the European version of the ...

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    HTC announced the two Facebook phones, the ChaCha and the Salsa with the occasion of this year's Mobile World Congress and it looks like the hardware and software are now final as Amazon UK has them both on pre-order and reportedly shipping on June 26. We already knew the ChaCha will land on T-Mobile UK this June but according to Amazon UK's pre-order page, they will ship on the 26th of next month. You'll have to pay £249.99 for the ChaCha (around $409.10) and £319.99 (around $523.66) for the Salsa which is pricey but that's the price you will pay for an unlocked smartphone. Once ...

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    HTC's ChaCha, one of its upcoming "Facebook phones", is still some time off from its US launch on AT&T, but the rest of the world was told they could look forward to it sometime during Q2. Smartphone users in the UK can narrow that down a smidge, as T-Mobile UK has updated its site with info on the ChaCha, scheduled for a June release. With a BlackBerry-like form factor, the ChaCha offers a QWERTY keyboard option lacking from its cousin, the touchscreen-only Salsa. That form factor means it will have a petite 2.6-inch HVGA 480x320 screen, with HTC Sense adapted to accommodate the display's ...

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    One of HTC's Facebook phones, the ChaCha, launched with the occasion of this year's Mobile World Congress, is likely to be available in Spain with a slight name change. While Engadget says the word "chacha" "is used as a term of disparagement" in Spanish, our dictionary brought up the word "nanny" as translation. Nevertheless, a Cuban music style like the "Cha Cha Cha" would grant the device more justice, also having in mind that the Taiwanese company has been recently sued over the "ChaCha" branding. Not quite sure why HTC didn't name the device ChaChaCha in the first place, taken into ...

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    HTC is being sued in Indiana Southern District Court by ChaCha Search over the name of its new QWERTY-equipped Android handset, known as a Facebook phone because it sports a button with the social network's logo. ChaCha is one of the early human-powered, "quesion-and-answer" search engines which have since grown in popularity. Interestingly, HTC doesn't seem to make any claim to the word ChaCha here in North America: it has only applied for trademark protection in Europe (on "HTC ChaCha"), and the phone was introduced in Spain, not the US; thus far, HTC has not advertised it as going by ...

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    HTC have launched a total number of five devices with the occasion of this year's Mobile World Congress and, while they didn't unveil anything huge, the Taiwanese manufacturer was the only one to present such a huge portfolio of new devices. Our friends over at Clove.co.uk already have the HTC Desire S on pre-order. The handset will cost you £406.80 (approximately $659) unlocked and the first stock is expected to arrive early April. The device sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of ROM, 3.7-inch WVGA screen, five-megapixel camera and a 1450mAh battery. The ...

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