[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 Brandon Miniman | February 16, 2011 10:25 AM
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 Facebook button to ...
by Evan Blass | February 15, 2011 9:58 AM
Dear HTC, 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 better -- incremental upgrades to ...