Well there you have it ladies and gents, both the HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha are heading to Vodafone in the next month or so (clarification soon, no doubt) on unknown plans. Both these devices are mid-range but specialise in Facebook integration, as you can most likely tell by the blue Facebook buttons on the bottom of each device.
These devices are both aimed at the savvy social networker, with special additions to Sense UI tightly integrating Facebook into a lot of the phone’s basic functions. The clock widget shows recent updated status; photos and videos can by uploaded straight to your Facebook wall by pressing the Facebook button and there the addition of a Facebook Chat widget, to ensure you can see which of your friends are online 24/7. One can only imagine the battery drain this could bring.
Both devices are powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU and run Android 2.3 as well as having 5MP cameras (VGA front camera) and 512MB of RAM. The difference is mainly in the formfactor, with the Salsa being a full touch screen device and the ChaCha having a physical QWERTY keyboard and the Salsa’s battery is larger than the ChaCha’s at 1520mAh over 1250mAh. I personally love the look of the ChaCha, and will be reviewing one in the next few weeks and Lucas will get his hands on the Salsa early next week. What do you guys think of the ‘Facebook phones’?