HTC just introduced the Salsa and ChaCha at Mobile World Congress 2011 and these Facebook phones will be coming to AT&T soon, according to the carrier.
The Salsa and ChaCha can be called Facebook phones because these Android-powered devices have a dedicated button for the social network. The idea is that whenever you’re looking at something on your phone, you can hit this button and it will be shared on the world’s largest social network.
For example, the HTC Facebook phones will be able to share photos with a single push of the button. If you’re trying to get into the Places check-in game but hate having to navigate through the apps, the HTC Facebook phones will check you in if you just hit that button.
“In the U.S., AT&T and HTC are exclusively bringing this unique user experience to the market later this year,” an AT&T representative told Mobilized.
The Salsa and ChaCha are not superphones like the Atrix 4G but the HTC Facebook phones could be very, very popular with users of the social network. While the device names and products for a U.S. release haven’t been finalized, you can bet that the “Facebook phone” will be part of how these handsets are marketed.
Picking up the ChaCha and Salsa also shows how AT&T has embraced Android. The company plans to have a strong portfolio of Android devices that will include the aforementioned Atrix 4G, the Infuse 4G, the Inspire 4G and multiple tablets.
Of course, the embracing of Android happens to coincide with the company losing exclusivity of the Apple iPhone. Verizon now sells the iPhone and the company said the Verizon iPhone was the fastest-selling phone in its history during the pre-order period.
So, would an HTC Facebook phone be appealing to you or is that just for the teeny bopper crowd?