We had heard rumors that an HTC “Facebook Phone” would launch at Mobile World Congress and they turned out to be mostly correct. Today, HTC announced two Android-based phones that both feature a dedicated Facebook button, but also feature Android 2.3.3, so users can keep the rest of their life as to up-to-date as their status.The little blue Facebook button resides at the very bottom of both phones, in an area without any other keys. It’ll gently glow and pulsate when there’s an opportunity to update your status with anything you’re doing with your phone, such as arriving at a new location or taking a picture that you may want to upload to the site.
The HTC Salsa looks like a cousin of the Desire and features a 3.4-inch 480 x 320 screen with a 5 MP rear camera with a flash and a VGA front-facing camera. The ChaCha looks a bit like a futuristic BlackBerry with a full QWERTY keyboard below its 2.6-inch 480 x 320 screen. It’s equipped with the same front and rear cameras and LED flash as its sibling. Both phones also sport a 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 512 MB of ROM.
Both the Salsa and the ChaCha will be dancing their way onto AT&T’s network later this year.