HTC’s Facebook Phone ChaCha Gets a Processor Upgrade Before Launch
HTC ChaCha, the QWERTY phone with a dedicated Facebook button and integration software, gets a pre-launch processor upgrade from 600MHz to 800MHz. The upgrade may be attributed to the need for speed, considering that the phone runs on Android 2.3.3 (It’s actually one of the very few QWERTY monoblock phones that carries Android) and its Facebook integration software is running continuously at the same time. Another reason might be the built-in HTC Sense, HTC’s own graphical user interface, described by some as “resource-hungry,” and 600MHz may not be enough.
HTC ChaCha was introduced to the mobile phone world in February at the Mobile World Congress 2011. Other than its physical features most comparable to RIM Blackberry, thanks to the QWERTY keypad, it boasts of a Facebook button, which updates the user’s account with the user’s present whereabouts in just one touch. Be the news and upload photos and videos immediately after taking them, talk with your friends via built-in Facebook Chat, and update your status now and then.
The smartphone also has a 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution, connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPRS, and supports various audio and video formats.
HTC ChaCha is yet to be release in the market this June and the hype on its processor upgrade is sure a good news for those looking forward to get it. Some critics are unimpressed, though, with the phone’s general appeal and unnecessary Facebook button. See for yourself here, a first look at HTC ChaCha, courtesy of HTC.