Mark Zuckerberg said it before: there will be no Facebook phone. And now its clear what he meant – his strategy is to integrate Facebook into every phone telling us today at the HTC launch event in Barcelona.
He also gave a sign with expectation of dozens of Facebook phones featuring deep social integration coming this year.
HTC just made its Facebook phones official. Featuring a dedicated Facebook button, HTC Chacha and Salsa will be available to customers globally starting in Q2 2011. Both these smartphones come a step up from Android 2.3 – 2.4, which is also called Gingerbread.
HTC Chacha: Physical QWERTY keyboard, dual cameras, including a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera, 2.6-inch display with 480 x 320 resolution and HTC Sense.
HTC Salsa: 5-megapixel rear camera with VGA forward-facing camera, 3.4-inch display with 480 x 320 resolution and HTC Sense.
Besides these Facebook phones, HTC also launches 1.5GHz powered 7 inch Android 2.4 Flyer to compete the tablet wars.