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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 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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 9th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 9th 2011

The biggest news this week is Google I/O, coming up tomorrow. We will be there live, so be sure to stay tuned for all the exciting announcements, and of course our analysis. In other news this morning, the Apple brand may be one of the most valuable in the world, even more than Google. And we know people love Apple products, but, let's not fight about them, mmmkay? And we are continuing to follow the Sony PlayStation Network story, as Sony has just announced that it will be the end of May before they get up and running fully again. Plus, NVIDIA and Icera, news about the Nexux S 4G, yet another Android tablet, and one that's a little different, and lots lots more.

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HTC Salsa and ChaCha Facebook phones hit pre-order

HTC Salsa and ChaCha Facebook phones hit pre-order

The first time we heard of the HTC ChaCha was when the smartphone was leaked by Facebook. The smartphone focuses heavily on Facebook and even had the Facebook logo on the bottom. The little smartphone also has a similar sibling called the HTC Salsa. If you are interested in the phones, they are both up for pre-order right now on Amazon UK. The phones have similar features with one major difference between them.

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HTC ChaCha Facebook phone release dates scooped by – you guessed it – Facebook?

HTC ChaCha Facebook phone release dates scooped by – you guessed it – Facebook?

A series of HTC events to promote the company's Facebook drive may have tipped the launch dates of the HTC ChaCha Android smartphone. Eagle-eyed the::unwired spotted an HTC Germany Facebook promotion which will seemingly take the ChaCha - which has a dedicated Facebook button for sharing photos, status updates, location and media on the popular social networking site - on tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from June 18.

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