HTC's two new Facebook phones, the Mobile World Congress. Now they've got a release date for the UK, albeit from online retailer Expansys rather than HTC or its operator partners.and , got people talking (and poking) at
Expansys now has both ChaCha and Salsa), but no price for either. Their shipping date is listed as 17 June though, with pre-orders being taken now. Yes, the idea of pre-ordering a handset when you don't know how much it'll cost is rather strange...phones listed on its site (here's the
The mid-June date ties in with what we've heard from operators so far, at least about the ChaCha. Last week, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange all, with Orange specifying the second quarter of this year. The Salsa was mysteriously missing from their announcements, though.
We think the ChaCha could be the more popular of the two handsets. It runs Android 2.4 Gingerbread, and has a physical Qwerty keyboard, a 2.6-inch screen and a dedicated Facebook button, which shares status updates, photos and check-ins with your online friends, depending what you're doing on the handset when you press it.
The Salsa also has the Facebook button and Gingerbread software, but is a purely touchscreen handset. It will go head to head with