The HTC ChaCha is an Android Qwerty smartphone, but unlike any other it’s got a dedicated Facebook button and is in a typical Blackberry form factor. The landscape screen orientation along with the Qwerty keyboard and dedicated Facebook button make the ChaCha a potential social messaging smartphone to rival all others.
Whether or not it will succeed is yet to be seen. I was lucky enough to be invited by Three to a meetup for the ChaCha and get my hands on the handset. The initial impressions are pretty good. It’s a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures. It’s not as flimsy or light as I thought it might be. I’ll be testing it out in the coming weeks to see exactly how this handset performs on it’s main selling points; Facebook integration and messaging.
- Dedicated Facebook Button
- Qwerty Keyboard
- 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution
- 800 MHz CPU
- 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash + VGA front camera
- 512MB RAM
- MicroSD card support
- 1250 mAh Lithium-ion battery
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n
- Android (2.3.3.) with HTC Sense 2.1
In the meantime check out the video from the lovely Sedge of the Three Social Media team and check out the features on the official website for the HTC ChaCha.