The Wait for the HTC ChaCha
Due to be available from Expansys in mid 2011, the HTC ChaCha is a brand new kind of social networking phone. It has all the features that you would expect from a state of the art Android, with one very special addition – a specific Facebook button that allows users to integrate all aspects of their social life with just one touch. It’s such a simple concept you might wonder why no one has come up with it before, but the release of the ChaCha offers so much more than any other of the latest mobiles with Facebook functionality.
The HTC ChaCha promises to revolutionise social networking with heaps of new features that are head and shoulders above any of the other latest mobiles on the market. It features a QWERTY keyboard to make typing a doddle, great for anyone who likes to Tweet or blog on the go and all your email addresses are synchronized in one easy to use inbox. The HTC ChaCha has a touch sensitive display with a 480×320 pixel 2.6-inch screen so image resolution is very sharp and it runs on an Android 2.4 Gingerbread interface which is not only hugely customisable but has an impressive App Store featuring many free apps to really give Apple a run for its money. Expansys are eagerly anticipating the release of this new generation of mobile phone.
The most exciting feature, though, from HTC’s latest mobiles is that Facebook button. Expansys loves the concept that this phone will allow users to share photos, status updates and video with just one touch. Not only that, but the ChaCha’s chat widget lets you see when any of your friends are online and you can even create group chats with as many people as you like. The “Friend Stream” organises Facebook updates, Twitter feeds and even Flickr photos on one easy to navigate feed and when you receive a call from your friends you get to see their latest status update before you answer the phone. With the ChaCha information is collated by person rather than by application so you really can stay on top of what is going on in your world. Emails and status updates sit side by side in your inbox and you can easily group and colour code information to allow you to keep tabs on everything that is happening with your friends and business contacts alike. You can also browse the internet easily, with multiple browsing windows and quick access to You-Tube, Wikipedia and Google at the touch of a button.
There are some other state of the art features that Expansys are excited about. The ringtone goes quiet as soon as you pick up your phone meaning no more awkward moments if it rings during a meeting or lecture. If you want to silence it completely you just flip it over, it’s as simple as that. What’s more, the ChaCha has an integrated MP3 player which supports all micro SD cards so you can take heaps of music with you wherever you go. This really is the next step in mobile phone development that takes socialising to a whole new level. It will be available from Expansys from June 2011.