The HTC ChaCha is a touch and type phone that combines a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen and a QWERTY keypad
. Running on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
operating system, the phone is powered by 800 MHz processor and 512 MB of RAM to run all your applications smoothly.
This social media oriented Android phone also boasts of the proprietary user interface, the HTC Sense, which brings with it features such as flip to silence, customizable homescreen and all your friends' updates on Facebook and Twitter via Friend Stream.
The HTC ChaCha is loaded with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and auto focus features. Other smart features present in the camera include Geo-tagging and Face detection. You can also record videos using the phone camera. A front facing VGA camera is also fitted on the device through which you can video chat or make video calls.
Facebook on ChaCha
HTC has specially packaged the ChaCha phone for all those of you bitten by the Facebook bug. Sharing your photos or the places you visit has never been easier than with the ChaCha in your palms, as it comes with a dedicated Facebook button
that is located just below the keypad.
You can share a photo or a link on Facebook just by pressing this button. If you want to share the information of the places you visit, holding the dedicated button for longer will start the Facebook Places function. This social media phone lets you keep your friends closer round the clock. And the list of Facebook-focused services on ChaCha doesn't just end with a dedicated button.
The ChaCha is loaded with a variety of Facebook widgets. There is a clock on this handset that provides you with all the Facebook updates as a ticker. The Calendar widget on the phone ensures you remember to wish your friends on their birthdays.
The design of the HTC ChaCha benefits those who text heavily as it comes with a well-spaced out QWERTY keypad. The buttons are big enough for you to easily click and type. The back side of the ChaCha is slightly bent
that gives a better viewing angle as well as better grip for typing. Additionally, the phone remains scratch-free
even if placed face-down.
The capacitive touchscreen of the phone, with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, makes for ideal viewing of websites. In between the screen and keypad, lays a row of standard Android function buttons of home, menu, back and search. On the top edge of the ChaCha are located the power/lock button and headphone jack. The volume rocker and a microUSB port are housed on the left edge of the device. The phone packs in the usual bunch of sensors including accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
Storage and Battery
The HTC ChaCha is compatible with microSD 2.0 cards. You can use the same to increase the memory of the ChaCha to up to 32 GB. The ROM installed on the phone is of 512 MB. The social networking phone
uses a standard lithium-ion battery of 1250 mAh capacity. The battery serves a talk time of 4 hours in 2G and 3 hours in 3G network.
Connectivity and Features
You can connect to the Internet on the HTC ChaCha
using Wi-Fi and 3G. The phone comes with Bluetooth and USB functionalities for easier file transfer. The A-GPS antenna
and Google Maps present on this device let you track your directions.
The Document viewer and editor lets you create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. The handset also has access to Android Market from where you can download applications of your choice. The ChaCha is capable of Wi-Fi and USB tethering.