HTC Salsa

HTC Salsa

Offering more social smarts than your average Android smartphone, the Salsa comes with a dedicated Facebook key for instantly firing off updates

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A Preview of the HTC Salsa

20th February 2011

The Salsa is one of HTC's duo of "Facebook phones", along with the QWERTY-toting HTC ChaCha.

Though most modern smartphones come with access to social networking, HTC has taken things one step further. The unusually named Salsa features a dedicated Facebook key, providing one touch access to updating your status, uploading photos and tagging your location. For example, if you've just taken a snapshop using the handset, one touch of the little blue button will send it off straight to your Facebook profile. There's also an IM client onboard, used specifically with Facebook Chat.

Besides social networking, the HTC Salsa is still a great smartphone. a 3.4 inch touchscreen, and its Android 2.3 skin is dressed with HTC Sense UI. With Gingerbread onboard, there's also VoiP support, alongside integrated GPS, built-in Google widgets and access to the Android Market.

When you're not busy nattering, there's a 5 megapixel round the back embedded into the handset's multi-coloured back panel, complete with autofocus, LED flash and video capture. There's also a built in music player for on the go entertainment, alongside a YouTube client and Flash support for movie playback.

That's not all, as the HTC Salsa also packs a 600MHz processor, HSDPA and WiFi speeds and up to 32GB storage via microSD.

The HTC Salsa is due to arrive in the UK in Summer 2011.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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HTC Salsa News

HTC Salsa to be an O2 exclusive in the UK

By on May 9th, 2011
HTC Salsa to be an O2 exclusive in the UK

Just hours after it was spied on Amazon, the HTC Salsa has been outed as an O2 UK exclusive. That’s according to phone-seller Clove, which claims that the fully-touchscreen “Facebook phone” will land in the UK as an O2 exclusive. This means that it might not be landing as soon as we’d expected, as the […]

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HTC Salsa makes its debut in India, hits UK pre-order for £320

By on June 10th, 2011
HTC Salsa makes its debut in India, hits UK pre-order for £320

Just days after the launch of the HTC ChaCha, the fully-touchscreen Salsa has made its debut in India. Indian retailer Flipkart is selling the Salsa for 2,0449 INR (around £280), with delivery expected in “4 working days”. This suggests a UK arrival is imminent, although no exact release date has yet been confirmed. Still, to […]

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HTC Salsa coming exclusively to O2 this month

By on June 15th, 2011
HTC Salsa coming exclusively to O2 this month

O2 has confirmed that it’ll be stocking the HTC Salsa later this month, having added the smartphone to its jam-packed ‘Coming Soon’ page. Back in May, O2 revealed that it’d be exclusively selling the HTC Salsa, although gave us the vague release date of “later this year”. The network has now added the handset to […]

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HTC Salsa comes to O2, available free on £27 tariff

By on June 29th, 2011
HTC Salsa comes to O2, available free on £27 tariff

The HTC Salsa has finally landed on O2, which has nabbed exclusivity on the Facebook-focussed smartphone. Spied sitting pretty in the O2 Shop, the HTC Salsa is available for free from £27.00 per month. This’ll also bag you 300 minutes and unlimited texts – although you’ll have to fork out £6 extra for 500MB data. […]

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HTC Facebook phones revealed: ChaCha and Salsa

By on February 15th, 2011
HTC Facebook phones revealed: ChaCha and Salsa

Zuckerberg may have denied it, but HTC has officially announced its duo of Facebook phones: the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa. Like the INQ Cloud Touch and Cloud Q which launched last week, HTC’s two Android smartphones feature deep social networking integration, with the added touch of a Facebook branded key. Status updates and […]

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HTC ChaCha and Salsa hitting the UK on June 17th

By on February 23rd, 2011
HTC ChaCha and Salsa hitting the UK on June 17th

Those of you looking to grab yourselves a “Facebook phone” any time soon may be disappointed, as the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa won’t be launching until June 17th. This is according to eXpansys, who list the two smartphones with a summer release date, months after HTC‘s original “early Q2 2011″ release date. Although both […]

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HTC Salsa Specifications

HTC Salsa

Size

109.1mm x 58.9mm x 12.3mm

Weight

120 grams

Display

Full capacitive touch screen

Type: TFT LCD

Size: 3.4 inches

Resolution: 480 x 320

Input

Keyboard: On-screen

Operating System

Android 2.3

Interface: HTC Sense 2.1 for Messenger UI


Storage

Storage

Internal: 512MB

External: microSD up to 32GB

Miscellaneous

CPU: 600MHz

A-GPS with maps

Internet

Internet

Data Speed

Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed

Data Protocols

3G, HSDPA

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Connectivity

Connectivity

Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard microUSB

Quad Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets

Camera

Camera

5.0 megapixel camera

Auto Focus and LED Flash

Video Recording

Front facing camera with video calling

Social

Social

Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access

Power

Power

Battery Capacity: 1250 mAh

Talk Time: 540 minutes

Standby Time: 530 hours

Multimedia

Multimedia

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, AAC+, WAV, AMR, WMA

Recording: AMR

Video supported formats

Playback: 3GP, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Recording: 3GP



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