HTC ChaCha is Facebook-less in China, comes with QQ button instead
Just like it did with the HTC Salsa before launching it in China, HTC has ditched Facebook from its ChaCha smartphone, too, in order to ready it for a release in the world’s largest mobile market. Instead of a Facebook button and Facebook integration, the China-bound ChaCha comes with a QQ button, and various QQ-related services.
Since Facebook is blocked in China and QQ is the country’s most popular instant messaging platform (with more than 700 million users), HTC has certainly made a wise choice.
QQ aside, the Chinese HTC ChaCha is the same smartphone we’re familiar with, featuring Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 2.6 inch HVGA touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera, and an 800MHz processor.
Apparently, the HTC ChaCha will cost 2,680 yuan ($419) in China. It should become available pretty soon, but we don’t know exactly when.