(photos by Jeff Limbaun)
I sent my blogger report to cover this event for me because I'm not available on that date and it was a successful coverage, I didn't expected that the event will be awesome, well attended event with lots of celebs and icons, SMART x HTC launched their partnership and also the release of this HTC Chacha also known as the Facebook phone.
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Not really an official Facebook phone, but the HTC Chacha got that nickname because of the new FB button that was added on the unit. I will post a feature and also a review if ever we get our hands on this HTC Chacha. I also regret that I didn't attended and heard that everyone received a unit for free..that's super awesome!
HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced a new phone built entirely to be social, combining the simplicity, ease-of-use and depth of HTC Sense™ with the power and connectivity of Facebook®. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year, the HTC ChaCha features a dedicated Facebook® button for one-touch access to the key functions of the Facebook service that are integrated throughout the HTC Sense experience.
“The new HTC ChaCha offers a new unique way to experience Facebook on a mobile device to communicate with your circle of friends on a brand new level,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, HTC South Asia Pacific. “With more than 500 million active users worldwide, Facebook has become synonymous with the social web and we wanted to create ultimate socially connected phones with mass market appeals.”
“We have worked closely with the HTC for the several years on bringing Facebook to their devices and HTC ChaCha is the next stage,” said Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business for Facebook. “HTC has brought Facebook to the new device in an innovative way enabling people to connect and share easily whenever they want, wherever they are.”
The Facebook button on the HTC ChaCha is context-aware, gently pulsing with the light whenever there is an opportunity to share contents or updates through Facebook. With a single press of the button, you can update your status, upload a photo, share a Website, post a song what you are listening to, ‘check in’ to a location and more. For example, you can take a photograph of friends on your phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the button. Or let your friends know what song you’re listening to by pressing the button while listening to music on the phone. The track is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.
The new device features Android Gingerbread 2.3.3, the latest version and use the iteration of HTC Sense to integrate the Facebook throughout the HTC Sense experience. When you make phone call, the dialer screen displays your friend’s status and photos, and even tells you if their birthday is approaching. The same updates are also displayed when you receive a call from a Facebook friend. You can also use your phone’s existing contacts to help you to connect with them on Facebook or personalize your handset further with the number of new, Facebook-branded widgets.
The HTC ChaCha makes it simple to stay to touch with your friends using Facebook Chat and Messages on your phone. Your Facebook messages and conversations are integrated within your friend and appear within your text and email inboxes alongside your regular conversations.
Stay connected with the smartphone for the Facebook generation- HTC ChaCha
The HTC ChaCha is designed to provide a seamless, social experience by enabling you to stay in touch with your friends anytime, anywhere. The unique tilt design shapes the display and physical QWERTY keyboard so it is easy to view and comfortable to type. Capture special moments in crisp details using the dual cameras, including a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facin g camera. The ChaCha smartphone also brings the internet to your fingertips with a 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 resolution landscape touch screen.
The new HTC ChaCha is now available in stunning shades of Modern White, Phantom Black and Amethyst Purple exclusively through Smart Communications wireless centers at Plan 1000.