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Facebook Phone strikes again: HTC Myst leaked

Facebook Phone strikes again: HTC Myst leaked

It's about time we had another suggestion for a Facebook phone - it's been about 2 months since we last spoke about the concept and we've only had a couple of years between the first HTC Facebook phone in the ChaCha and now. So what's this newest concept all about? It's all about reviving the relative failure that was the HTC Salsa for a whole new generation - but why? Why would HTC and Facebook do such a thing?

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HTC Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke Resigns for Personal Reasons

HTC Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke Resigns for Personal Reasons

It was let known today that on the date of April 30th, 2011, HTC's Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke resigned from the company for personal reasons. Luke had been with the company since November of 2006 at which time he had just left his position as Creative Director at Microsoft. At that time, HTC was little more than a newly emerging Taiwan-based smartphone vendor - now it's one of the most prominent names in the smartphone business worldwide, tending to both Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform and Google's mobile operating system Android. A statement was sent out in which "personal reasons" have been cited as the cause for Luke's parting ways with the business.

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HTC Status Pre-Launch Blast in AT&T Videos

HTC Status Pre-Launch Blast in AT&T Videos

The folks at AT&T are getting really ramped up for the release of the HTC Status (also known as the HTC ChaCha in some circles,) with a couple of videos that'll make you more than ready for the drop, the first of which is a video only about how the device is able to come with you anywhere around the world as it's got more connectedness than a spaceship. And that's not all! And yes, the rumors are true, the physical Facebook button will STAY a Facebook button instead of turning to a G+ button.

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HTC Status Pre-Order Starts Today

HTC Status Pre-Order Starts Today

The HTC ChaCha as it's known in some parts of the world, here known as the HTC Status as carried by AT&T, has begun its pre-sales wave today. This device is also known as "The Facebook Phone" because of its unique Facebook physical button and full QWERTY keyboard sitting below a lovely landscape 2.6-inch display at 480 x 320 pixel resolution on a portrait-style candybar device. This device will be running you $49.99 on a two-year contract with required data plan and the device will be arriving in stores on July 17th - joyous day for the singular most cute HTC of them all!

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HTC Status Announced on AT&T Officially – HTC’s Facebook phone comes to America!

HTC Status Announced on AT&T Officially – HTC’s Facebook phone comes to America!

Perhaps you've heard of the cool, fresh, and QWERTY toting HTC device known as the ChaCha, aka the Facebook phone whose close cousin is the no-keys HTC Salsa, another device we expect to be coming to the states soon? We've heard of it too, and in fact my associate Chris Davies over there in the Euro side of the world has had a real good look at it in a full review. Well guess what? HTC's now got this device coming out on AT&T for real, USA style, in a style that's dedicated to Facebook in more ways than one. Check out that physical Facebook button and head in for the changes.

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HTC ChaCha Review

HTC ChaCha Review

You wait all this time for one HTC Facebook phone, and two turn up. Hot on the heels of our HTC Salsa review last week comes this, the HTC ChaCha, also announced back at MWC 2011 in February and bearing the same dedicated Facebook key as its sibling. A quick glance at the QWERTY-encrusted fascia shows the ChaCha is a very different beast to the all-touch Salsa, however; does that make it the social network phone to have? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC Salsa Review

HTC Salsa Review

The first of HTC's so-called Facebook phones, the HTC Salsa, arrived with plenty of fanfare at MWC 2011 back in February - the looming head of Mark Zuckerberg on the big screen, issuing a blanket blessing to all phones that prioritized Facebook integration - then left us scratching our collective heads as to whether we truly loved the social network quite enough to warrant a dedicated button for it. Now the lilac lifestyle phone is in our hands, encouraging us to detail the minutiae of our lives with everyone willing to read it. Check out as we over-share on the Salsa after the cut, in the full SlashGear review.

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HTC boosts ChaCha processor speed to 800MHz ahead of launch

HTC boosts ChaCha processor speed to 800MHz ahead of launch

Back in late May, we announced that the HTC ChaCha Facebook smartphone had been pegged for a launch on June 6, which happens to be today. At the time we talked about the launch date the official pricing for Europe had also been revealed as £210 ($339) for an unlocked device making it reasonably priced. The hardware inside the phone includes a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 512MB of RAM and ROM, and the device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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