Offering more social smarts than your average Android smartphone, the Salsa comes with a dedicated Facebook key for instantly firing off updates
A Preview of the HTC Salsa
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.
HTC Salsa News
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
UK-based Facebook addicts can now get their mitts on their very own “Facebook Phone”, as both HTC‘s ChaCha and Salsa are available to pre-order. Amazon UK are listing both handsets, and have pegged the two smartphones with a June 26th release date, one week later than we were originally expecting. Still, according to the retailer [...]
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 [...]
HTC Salsa Specifications
109.1mm x 58.9mm x 12.3mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.4 inches
Resolution: 480 x 320
Interface: HTC Sense 2.1 for Messenger UI
External: microSD up to 32GB
A-GPS with maps
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
Front facing camera with video calling
Battery Capacity: 1250 mAh
Talk Time: 540 minutes
Standby Time: 530 hours
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC+, WAV, AMR, WMA
Video supported formats
Playback: 3GP, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV