HTC Salsa on its way out as handset price drops below £100

After the ChaCha, yet another HTC smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button is being cleared out, this time by Carphone Warehouse, which is selling the Salsa for £100 plus a compulsory £10 top-up.

The phone, which was introduced last year at Mobile World Congress, features a single-core Qualcomm MSM7227 processor clocked at 800MHz, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM, a microSD card slot, a 3.4in display with a 480 x 320 resolution and Gorilla glass, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, a 1,520mAh battery and up to 470 minutes talk time.

The Salsa originally cost around £320 and didn't sell very well. And even at £100, you can get better handsets from ZTE or Huawei for the same outlay.

All is not lost, though, as the Salsa should be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich since it meets the minimum requirements.

The current low-end HTC handset is the HTC Desire C, which funnily enough shares almost the same specification as the Salsa except for the internal storage.

Source: Carphone Warehouse