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.

Back at the launch of the ChaCha in February – where it officially debuted alongside its touch-only sibling, the HTC Salsa – HTC would only say that the phones were due to go on sale sometime in Q2 2011. These events would certainly seem to indicate that the German launch will take place around June 18; HTC has made an increasing effort to involve the public in their device launches recently, hosting a party in London for the arrival of the HTC Sensation last month.

Still, the ChaCha and Salsa could well go on sale before mid-June, elsewhere in Europe, and AT&T has confirmed that the two Android smartphones will see US releases too. More details on the phones in our hands-on coverage from MWC 2011.

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[via Android Community]