Reviews and Problems with HTC Chacha / Status / a810e
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HTC ChaCha Touch-and-type Smartphone
12 July 2014
Summary: Leaving aside the Facebook integration for a moment, HTC have done a really good job with the ChaCha as a phone. The name ‘ChaCha’ doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue but I guess that’s HTC’s way of differentiating their social media phones from the rest, the other one being the Salsa. The build and finish of the device is very good and the same goes for the keypad.
Excerpt: HTC Chacha is one of the new releases lined up by HTC that is trying to make social networking a little more than an integral part of mobile life. What better than facebook, to get such integration going, for a generation hooked on to their virtual existence. HTC Chacha comes with a dedicated button for the social networking site.
Summary: The rumour of HTC manufacturing phones for Facebook may have been false, though the idea of the creating Facebook phones was on HTC’s mind. That’s where the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa come in. Both of which are closer to the low-end of the smartphone market, but are targeted straight at the Facebook addicts of sorts. What you’re reading now is the review for the HTC ChaCha , if you want to read about the HTC Salsa check out Matt’s review .
Excerpt: We first eyed the HTC Status back in February at MWC where it was first debuted as the HTC ChaCha, but also as the Facebook Phone. The HTC ...
Pros: Excellent form-factor with great keyboard, beautiful Sense UI really extends the usefulness of this device, affordably priced, great build quality and design, excellent social network integration
Cons: Display is too small for some tastes, not a 4G device, we experienced frequent Force Close errors
Conclusion: Despite its app (and Flash) shortcomings, the ChaCha is refreshing new addition to HTC phone portfolio, bringing their reliable Android know-how to a messenging, keyboard-toting smartphone. This is most certainly a great phone for Facebook addicts (and, dare we say, Twitterholics) and the smaller screen real estate was never an issue.
Excerpt: I had a brief playtime with the HTC ChaCha Android smartphone last week, and thought I’d post some vital statistics about the device and pictures that I took. In hand, the ChaCha gives the impression of a well-built device. It felt really sturdy. The QWERTY keyboard is very usable with large keys and good tactile feedback. I do think that the placement of the Facebook button is off though. I also loved the user interface – lots of white space in a clean, elegant way.
Excerpt: I had a brief playtime with the HTC ChaCha Android smartphone last week, and thought I’d post some vital statistics about the device and pictures that I took. Some quick specifications: In hand, the ChaCha gives the impression of a well-built device. It felt really sturdy. The QWERTY keyboard is very usable with large keys and good tactile feedback. I do think that the placement of the Facebook button is off though.
Summary: A touchscreen with a QWERTY keypad ï¿½ the HTC ChaCha certainly tries to cover all possible angles, but does the inclusion of multiple input methods guarantee a good device? A good looking and nice phone for an Android lover looking for a good keypad, beware of the paltry battery though. If you arenï¿½t a member of the "Droid or naught" regime, the Nokia E6 will serve just as well for around the same price.
Pros: Excellent QWERTY keypad and angled design makes typing more comfortable, Well built
Cons: Battery life is a disappointment, Facebook button doesnï¿½t do much