HTC unveiled the ChaCha and Salsa, two handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons. INQ, maker of the original ‘Facebook phone’, broadened its range, and HTC announced handsets optimized for the social networking site, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there would be “dozens” of such devices launched this year. See the HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha, which each include a “Facebook button” after the jump.
The HTC ChaCha has a 2.6-inch screen and a Qwerty keyboard, going after RIM’s recent success with the youth market and its social messaging habits. The Salsa has a 3.4-inch touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera, and both phones run Android 2.3. They will be available in Europe and Asia during the second quarter while AT&T will launch both as exclusives later in the year.
Along with the two new HTC phones, HTC added three more Android smartphone models and a tablet. The new handsets are HTC Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S, all upgrades of its existing models, while the tablet is called Flyer. The Flyer is a 7-inch Android tablet with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera on the back, and a 1.3-megapixel one on the front for video chat. The tablet has 32Gbytes of storage and 5.76Mbps HSPA.
I am amazed at the amount of products that are tied to websites like facebook, however, what happens if in a year no one does facebook anymore?