HTC Debuts Facebook Phone Called ChaCha

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HTC is going after InQMobile's Touch Cloud with a mobile handset phone called ChaCha which is the first by the company to offer a dedicated Facebook button as well as a full QWERTY keyboard in a form factor that reminds us of the Blackberry.

It does have a 2.6-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen with four proper dedicated buttons for one touch access. The rest of the specification indicates the ChaCha is likely to be an entry level handset with a Qualcomm MSM SoC clocked at 600Mhz, the same as the Salsa and the Wildfire S.

HTC has judiciously beefed up the internal memory to 512MB with another 512MB internal storage plus an extra 2GB card. The rest of the features are similar to what you would expect from an entry level smartphone.

This includes a five megapixel camera with AF and flash, a VGA front facing camera, four different sensors, a 1250mAh battery, a microSD card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and Android 2.3 to boot from.

The ChaCha is expected to come in the UK fairly soon as 3 UK has already put the phone on its coming soon page.