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HTC ChaCha, Salsa hands-on (photos)

The Facebook phone is real, and there are two. Check out CNET's hands-on photos of the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa.

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HTC Salsa

The HTC Salsa is one of two Facebook phones introduced at Mobile World Congress 2011, the other being the HTC ChaCha. Both Android smartphones are expected to ship in Q2 and will come to the U.S. later this year as AT&T exclusives. Pricing, however, was not announced at this time.

HTC was being rather strict about us handling the smartphones on our own, since the software wasn't final, but we were able to get a bit of a closer look under supervision.


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HTC Salsa

The Salsa features a 3.4-inch, 480x320-pixel-resolution touch screen.
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HTC Salsa

A dedicated Facebook button on the bottom will take you to the Facebook app where you can update your status, upload photos, check in to places, share news articles, and more.
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HTC Salsa

Side view of the Salsa.
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HTC Salsa

The Salsa will feature a back-facing 5-megapixel camera and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls.
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HTC Salsa

The left side features a volume rocker.
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HTC ChaCha

The ChaCha is the second Facebook phone introduced by HTC. It has a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch, 480x320-pixel-resolution touch screen.
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HTC ChaCha

In addition to launching the Facebook app, the dedicated button is context-aware, so if you're taking a photo, for example, it will pulse lightly to remind you that you can upload the image directly to Facebook with just a touch of the button.
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HTC ChaCha

Like the Salsa, the ChaCha also has a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing VGA camera for video calls.
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HTC ChaCha

On the left spine, you'll find a volume rocker and a Micro-USB port.
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HTC ChaCha

The power button and 3.5mm headphone jack reside on the top.
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HTC ChaCha

Both the Salsa and the ChaCha have a slight chin, which has become a trademark of HTC devices.

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