While HTC did bring the two phones to MWC 2011 in Barcelona, it didn’t have any fully functional units – which, of course, means the software is not ready yet.
However, we did snap a few photos of the Salsa and ChaCha, just so you can see what they look like in real life.
Both smartphones are quite slim, and are slightly curved at the bottom (you might remember that “chin” from the ageing HTC Dream, the HTC Magic, or the HTC Legend). The Salsa is a full-touch handset with a 3.4 inch HVGA display, 600MHz processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB internal memory, 5MP photo camera, and a VGA camera for video calling.
The HTC ChaCha has similar specs, but its HVGA touchscreen display only measures 2.6 inches, because it has to make room for a full QWERTY keyboard.
Needless to say, that blue Facebook key provides instant access to your Facebook profile on both handsets.
The new HTC Facebook phones will be launched with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread starting the second quarter of the year. In the US, AT&T will be their exclusive carrier. HTC said nothing about the prices of the Salsa and ChaCha, but the handsets should be cheaper than the Desire S and Incredible S.
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