HTC ChaCha has finally reached India Shores and is the second Facebook Integrated phones launched at the Mobile world Congress in Feb to Come to India Along with the HTC Salsa which was launched in India last month for Approx 20K. The HTC ChaCha launched price is expected to be between some where between 15,000-16,000 INR.
HTC ChaCha is focused towards the Young and the Heavy texters in other words the Social Networking Class and it even has a facebook button to keep you online all the time. HTC specifically aimed this phone towards the the younger Audience to seeing how popular the Blackberry has now become them. Now though this phone not aimed towards the business class but the specifications are also no joke, it has a 800MHz ARMv6 CPU, 512 MB Ram, a 5MP Camer that can Shoot D1 (720 x 480 Pixels almost as good as 720HD) quality video ans is running the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System. So it may seem like a social networking phone but packs some serious hardware underneath it.
Facebook being an Integral Part of the phone it’s integrated right down to it’s core from your messages to contacts, etc linked to facebook. So if you are borwsing the web like the artcile and want to share it with your friends just press the ‘f’ button (Ya ya, I know) you got a message and would like it to be your status message, browsing the photo gallery and like the one you want to share it on facebook just press the blue button at the button with small ‘f’ written on it
The phone comes with a slim and stylish Metal body giving it a nice feeling of a strong sturdy phone that can withstand your all your happy and angry punching of the keys. Runs Android hence has access to more than 1.5lac Apps, and even though it is competing with the HTC Wildfire S, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Defy and Spice Mi410 it has this nice Attractive Charm to it that just gives it an edge. But it it truly wants to compete with these Android phones in the long run and appeal to the people who everything or at least many things in a small budget it need to lower it price to around 12K-13K and then it can compete with any phone in the market.
Can HTC ChaCha Kill the Blackberry?
Yes definitively, it has the same form factor that will appeal the users who love portrait styled keyboard phones, it has a better user interface, Social networking experience and most of all way better app support making it the true blackberry Killer.