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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 480×320 screen, with HTC [...]
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” [...]
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; [...]
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 [...]
We showed them to you first, and today they became real. What we have here are two low-midrange Android phones that feature a suite of additions to the Sense UI to bring Facebook functionality forward. That means that, for example, the HTC weather clock has been updated to show friends’ status updates. Also, an array of widgets have been added beyond the typical Friend Stream that let you view the status of individual people like through the Friend Channel widget. There’s also a native Facebook chat client that looks pretty well-done. Oh, and they both have a dedicated [...]
Not a lot has happened since our last letter, and that’s kind of why we decided to write again: you promised us something big at Mobile World Congress, and you must have been referring to that tablet, because the crop of phones that you brought along was pretty ho hum. We were totally excited for some dual-core, qHD, gigabyte-of-RAM, NFC-equipped action, and instead, the highlights of your lineup were a pair of low-end handsets with a rather gimmicky social networking button on them.
As for the mainstream models, well, those weren’t really much [...]