Conclusion: If you are looking for a good mid-range handset equipped with useful Facebook shortcuts, this is the device to choose, although hardcore Facebook fans may prefer the INQ Cloud Touch. The integration is subtle though, so if you happy using the Android apps, we'd suggest the HTC Desire S, which is more powerful and has a better screen, and is cheaper.
Conclusion: The phone performs well but without the finesse of a more expensive HTC like the Sensation, and its design and build quality is questionable in places. But I do think that it has a place of its own in the industry because of the very cool facebook integration and I think I would go as far as buying one as a gift for someone but I don’t think it’s quite good enough for me.
Summary: The HTC Salsa Android phone is one of two new smartphones from HTC that includes a dedicated Facebook button, attempting to provide easier interaction with the world’s most popular social networking service. With more explicit Facebook integration than most, the HTC Salsa, along with its sibling, the HTC ChaCha, carries a physical Facebook button to tie whatever’s going on in your hand to the world of Facebook.
Pros: Facebook integration, Solid build, Good camera photos
Cons: Poor video recording, Facebook integration only works with HTC apps, Low-res screen
Summary: The HTC Salsa is one of two new Facebook-oriented handsets from HTC. It combines typical Facebook integration with some extra functionality. The hardware Facebook key is something unseen on rival handsets, and offers a more user-friendly Facebook experience for social networking addicts.
Pros: Deep Facebook integration, metal body, good battery life
Cons: Low screen resolution, slower 800MHz processor causes some lagging, poor camera
Conclusion: The Salsa is an odd little phone. If HTC hadn't bothered with the extra Facebook garnish, and instead made a low- to mid-tier Android handset with the sturdy chassis of the Legend, two-day battery life and most of the more appealing features from HTC Sense 3.0 only with a more affordable price tag, we would've readily said it probably had a best-seller on its hands.
HTC Salsa – tight Facebook integration in a small form factor review
17 May 2011
Conclusion: Overall, the HTC Salsa is a good phone for those who use Facebook a lot and if it’s priced below $100, will also be a great choice for people who are just buying their first smartphone – they can always just press a button and ask other people how to do something if they don’t know :-).
Conclusion: Even though the Salsa supports great many business features such as built in Google Search, Maps, integrated Gmail, YouTube™, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Organizer, Document viewer, Voice memo, Predictive text input, HTML browsing with third party application support MMS, Email, Push Email and IM support, but the Salsa is incredibly cool handset for music playback. HTC have slotted in a 3.5mm jack where in users can plug-in pretty much any standard headphone jack.
Pros: Facebook integration, Android 2.3 OS, 5 MP camera
Excerpt: The HTC Salsa is a well designed, mid-range Android smartphone that integrates superbly with Facebook. It combines a sturdy design, a full touchscreen, and a dedicated Facebook button that allows easy integration with the world's most popular social networking service. The HTC Salsa is good value for money, but its ultimate appeal will depend on how much you use Facebook on a daily basis.