HTC held its press conference inside a theater at Teatre Lliure, just outside of the Fira de Barcelona convention center. The company would go on to introduce three new Android smartphones, two Facebook handsets, and its first tablet.
The oft-rumored Facebook is now a reality, and there are actually two of them: the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa. The ChaCha features a full QWERTY keyboard, while the Salsa is an all touch-screen device.
Facebook representatives, including a recorded video by Mark Zuckerberg, said they were excited about the partnership and added it was the beginning of many interesting things.
Both the HTC ChaCha (shown here) and Salsa will feature a dedicated Facebook button, which takes the user directly to Facebook, so you can update your status, share stories, upload photos, and more. The button is also context-aware, so if you're taking a picture, for example, the button will light up to remind you that you can upload the photo directly to Facebook.
The full lineup of cell phones introduced by HTC at Mobile World Congress 2011. All of the handsets are expected to ship in Europe and Asia in Q2, and the HTC Salsa and ChaCha will come to the U.S. later in the year as an AT&T exclusive.
Recently, HTC invested in cloud-based gaming service OnLive and already we're seeing the results of this partnership, as you'll be able to access OnLive's library of games and play them right on the tablet or on your TV over a broadband wireless connection