Mari Berdansa Bersama Salsa dan Chacha: Dua Facebook-Phone dari HTC. Dan Ada Juga Dua Facebook-Phone dari INQ: Cloud Touch dan Cloud Q.

Posted: 19 February 2011 in Android, Candybar, Design/Type, Form Factor, General, HTC, Lifestyle, Manufacturer, Operating System, Other Mobile Phones, QWERTY, Smartphone, Touchscreen
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Sebenarnya tulisan ini tidak ada hubungannya dengan berdansa atau menari. Tapi nama yang diberikan oleh HTC untuk dua produk smartphone terbarunya memang diambil dari nama jenis tarian yang cukup terkenal. Entah dengan dasar apa HTC memutuskan untuk memberikan nama dari jenis tarian tersebut pada jajaran seri Facebook-phone yang baru saja diperkenalkan pada acara Mobile World Congress tanggal 15 Februari 2011 yang baru lalu.

Ya, Facebook-phone. Masih ingat kan dengan rumor yang sempat santer beredar beberapa bulan yang lalu? Waktu itu rumor yang beredar menyebut-nyebut HTC sebagai produsen yang akan merilis Facebook-phone. Kemudian ada juga merek INQ yang memang spesialis dalam membuat produk-produk ponsel yang berorientasi pada jejaring sosial.

Rumor tersebut kini telah menjadi kenyataan.

Beberapa hari sebelum HTC mengumumkan Salsa dan Chacha, INQ telah terlebih dulu memperkenalkan dua buah Facebook phone yang diberi nama INQ Cloud Touch dan INQ Cloud Q. Keduanya merupakan smartphone bersistem operasi Android di mana INQ Cloud Touch memiliki desain layar sentuh penuh sedangkan INQ Cloud Q memiliki keyboard QWERTY yang posisinya tepat di bawah layar.

Lebih lengkap mengenai pengumuman kedua Facebook-phone dari INQ dapat dibaca di sini: INQ Phones Bring Facebook® to Life on Two New Social Mobiles

Dalam acara Mobile World Congress 2011, selain 3 buah smartphone berakhiran “S” dan tablet Flyer, HTC juga mengumumkan Salsa dan Chacha, 2 buah Social-phone dengan One-touch Facebook Access.

HTC Salsa dan HTC Chacha

HTC Unveils Two Social Phones With One-touch Facebook® Access

HTC raises the bar for mobile social phones with HTC ChaChaTM and HTC SalsaTM

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – February 15, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced two new phones built entirely to be social, combining the simplicity, ease-of-use and depth of HTC SenseTM with the power and connectivity of Facebook®.  As part of an extended portfolio of six new HTC Sense-based devices being unveiled at Mobile World Congress, HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa feature a dedicated Facebook® button for one-touch access to the key functions of the Facebook service that are integrated throughout the HTC Sense experience.

“HTC has always understood that different people want different things and the new HTC ChaCha and Salsa offer special new ways to experience Facebook on a mobile device,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “With more than 500 million active users worldwide, Facebook has become synonymous with the social web and we wanted to create the ultimate socially connected phones with mass market appeal.”

“We have worked closely with HTC for several years on bringing Facebook to their devices and HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa are the next stage,” said Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business for Facebook. “HTC has brought Facebook to these two new devices in an innovative way enabling people to connect and share easily whenever they want, wherever they are.”

The Facebook button on HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa is context-aware, gently pulsing with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content or updates through Facebook. With a single press of the button, you can update your status, upload a photo, share a Website, post what song you are listening to, ‘check in’ to a location and more. For example, you can take a photograph of friends on your phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the button. Or let your friends know what song you’re listening to by pressing the button while listening to music on the phone. The track is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.

The new devices feature Android Gingerbread 2.3.3, the latest version, and use the latest iteration of HTC Sense to integrate Facebook throughout the HTC Sense experience. When you make a phone call, the dialer screen displays your friend’s latest status and photos, and even tells you if their birthday is approaching. The same updates are also displayed when you receive a call from a Facebook friend. You can also use your phone’s existing contacts to help you connect with them on Facebook or personalize your handset further with a number of new, Facebook-branded widgets.

The HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa smartphones make it simple to stay in touch with your friends using Facebook Chat and Messages on your phone. Your Facebook messages and conversations are integrated within your phone and appear within your text and email inboxes alongside your regular conversations.

Stay connected with the smartphone for the Facebook generation – HTC ChaCha

The HTC ChaCha smartphone is designed to provide a seamless, social experience by enabling you to stay in touch with your friends anytime, anywhere. The unique tilt design shapes the display and physical QWERTY keyboard so it is easy to view and comfortable to type. Capture special moments in crisp, High-Definition detail or video chat with your friends using the dual cameras, including a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. The ChaCha smartphone also brings the Internet to your fingertips with a 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 resolution landscape touch screen.

Your Facebook friends never felt closer – HTC Salsa

Boasting the same deep Facebook integration as the HTC ChaCha smartphone, the HTC Salsa smartphone provides a fast, high-performance smartphone experience. Capture the moment in high-resolution stills or video with the 5-megapixel camera and immediately share it with friends on the generous 3.4-inch, 480 x 320 resolution touch display. Upload your photos to Facebook at the touch of a button. For face-to-face conversations on the move, the VGA forward-facing camera enables high-quality video calling.

Availability

The HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa smartphones will be available to customers across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011. In the United States, HTC plans to bring this unique user experience to market later this year exclusively with AT&T.

HTC Salsa – Overview

People are the most important feature

People are the most important feature

With the HTC Salsa, you can stay connected with the people that are most important to you. The new Facebook widget lets you select the friends and family whose updates really matter, so you can always see them right on your home screen. Stay close even when you’re apart.

One touch to Facebook

One touch to Facebook

One touch to share what you’re up to. HTC Salsa has a Facebook button that lets you share just about anything with just one touch. Take a photo – straight to Facebook. Make a video – straight to Facebook. Show whatever, whenever, at the touch of a button.

Facebook chat – anytime, anywhere

Facebook chat – anytime, anywhere

Your Facebook chat widget lets you know when any of your Facebook friends are online, wherever they are in the world. So you can say hello to an old friend, ask a trusted buddy for advice or share a joke with a colleague, whenever you feel like it.

HTC Sense

HTC Sense is an experience designed around many little insightful ideas. Ideas that seem so simple, you think “why hasn’t any one else thought of that? It just makes sense.” It’s a phone experience full of lots of little surprises, delighting you every time.

Surf the web in style

Surf from one website to another with multiple browsing windows, zoom in and out of a page, and watch the text resize automatically on screen so you don’t waste time panning left and right. You can even highlight text and quickly look up what you’re reading about on Google, Wikipedia or YouTube.

  • People-centric Communication
    • All your calls, messages and updates are organized by people, not by applications.
  • Customizable Homescreen
    • Add everything that is important to you to your homescreen.
  • Friend Stream
    • See all your friends’ Facebook© updates, Tweets and Flickr® photos on the same screen.
  • Easy Reading and Browsing
    • Zoom in on a webpage and the text changes size and reflows automatically to make it easier to read.
  • Feed Your Brain
    • Ever been curious about something you read? A simple tap and hold lets you search any word or phrase selection in Wikipedia, Google, YouTube or the dictionary.
  • No More Awkward Moments
    • Ever fumbled with your phone because it went off at full-blast during a meeting? Well, don’t worry! Now as soon as you lift your phone up to see who’s calling, the ringer volume gets lower. Want it silenced completely? Just flip it over.
  • An Icebreaker for Your Calls
    • Now when you look to see who’s calling, you get to see their latest social status updates or if they have a birthday coming up. The conversation starts before you say hello!

Snap and share in an instant

Whether it’s evidence of a night out with friends, a lucky shot of some rare wildlife, or a funny picture you’ve just been sent, it’s easier to snap and share with HTC Salsa. Just grab it, upload it and tag it for all your friends to see.

Beats on the go

Whether it’s Bieber or the Beatles, your HTC Salsa lets you listen to all your favorite tunes straight from your in-built music player. No need to bring a separate MP3 player, with the support for microSD cards, there’s enough space to store heaps of your favorite tunes. Now you’re free to sing along to your heart’s content.

Facebook your entire phone

Your friends are your life, so you want to be close to them. That’s why HTC Salsa comes with a load of Facebook widgets that bring you closer to them. Like a clock with a Facebook stream of updates as a ticker, and a Calendar widget so you never miss your friends’ birthdays and events. You can also follow your special favorites and all their news with the Friend Stream widget. With HTC Salsa, you’re no longer a friend – you’re a super-friend.

All your email accounts in one inbox

If you’ve got a work email and a private one, your HTC Salsa helps keep you on top of things by merging the accounts together into one inbox. All the emails are color coded, so you know what’s what, and you can sort them by importance, groups or content.

Check in and chill out

With just one press, share where you are, what you’re doing and the friends you’re with right from your mobile. Get your friends into it and you’ll never miss another chance to connect when you happen to be nearby at the same time.

HTC Salsa – Specification

  • Size: 58.9mm x 12.3mm x 109.1mm
  • Weight: 120 grams with battery
  • Display: 3.4-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution
  • Screen size: 86.4 mm (3.4″)
  • CPU speed: 600 MHz
  • Memory: Internal phone storage: 512 MB, RAM: 512 MB, Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Battery: Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, Capacity: 1520 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 474 minutes, GSM: Up to 540 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 530 hours, GSM: Up to 445 hours
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Platform: Android™ with HTC Sense™
  • Camera: 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash, VGA front camera
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Multimedia
    • Audio supported formats:
      • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
      • Recording: .amr
    • Video supported formats:
      • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
      • Recording: .3gp
  • Internet:
    • 3G: Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed, Up to 384 kbps upload speed
    • GPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading
    • EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading
    • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®: Bluetooth® 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit

HTC Salsa – Press Release Pictures

HTC Chacha – Overview

Be the first with the news

Be the first with the news

HTC ChaCha has a Facebook button that lets you share just about anything with just one touch. Take a photo – straight to Facebook. Make a video – straight to Facebook. Show whatever, whenever, at the touch of a button.

 Chat room with all your friends

Chat room with all your friends

Chat with all your friends on the world’s biggest social networking site. HTC ChaCha’s Facebook chat widget means you can group all your friends together, and see when anyone is online. Start a live instant chat, and juggle between as many private conversations as you want. The conversation never ends with HTC ChaCha.

Type like a demon

Type like a demon

Heaps of friends, heaps of things you want to say. HTC ChaCha comes with a QWERTY keyboard, so you can knock out your messages fast. Whether it’s an email, a new Facebook posting, or instant message chat, you can now knock ‘em out like a champ.

HTC Sense

HTC Sense is an experience designed around many little insightful ideas. Ideas that seem so simple, you think “why hasn’t any one else thought of that? It just makes sense.” It’s a phone experience full of lots of little surprises, delighting you every time.

  • People-centric Communication
    • All your calls, messages and updates are organized by people, not by applications.
  • Customizable Homescreen
    • Add everything that is important to you to your homescreen.
  • Friend Stream
    • See all your friends’ Facebook© updates, Tweets and Flickr® photos on the same screen.
  • Easy Reading and Browsing
    • Zoom in on a webpage and the text changes size and reflows automatically to make it easier to read.
  • Feed Your Brain
    • Ever been curious about something you read? A simple tap and hold lets you search any word or phrase selection in Wikipedia, Google, YouTube or the dictionary.
  • No More Awkward Moments
    • Ever fumbled with your phone because it went off at full-blast during a meeting? Well, don’t worry! Now as soon as you lift your phone up to see who’s calling, the ringer volume gets lower. Want it silenced completely? Just flip it over.
  • An Icebreaker for Your Calls
    • Now when you look to see who’s calling, you get to see their latest social status updates or if they have a birthday coming up. The conversation starts before you say hello!

Surf the web in style

Surf from one website to another with multiple browsing windows, zoom in and out of a page, and watch the text resize automatically on screen so you don’t waste time panning left and right. You can even highlight text and quickly look up what you’re reading about on Google, Wikipedia or YouTube.

Snap and share in an instant

Whether it’s evidence of a night out with friends, a lucky shot of some rare wildlife, or a funny picture you’ve just been sent, it’s easier to snap and share with HTC ChaCha. Just grab it, upload it and tag it for all your friends to see.

Beats on the go

Whether it’s Bieber or the Beatles, your HTC ChaCha lets you listen to all your favorite tunes straight from your in-built music player. No need to bring a separate MP3 player, with the support for microSD cards, there’s enough space to store heaps of your favorite tunes. Now you’re free to sing along to your heart’s content.

Facebook your entire phone

Your friends are your life, so you want to be close to them. That’s why HTC ChaCha comes with a load of Facebook widgets that bring you closer to them. Like a clock with a Facebook stream of updates as a ticker, and a Calendar widget so you never miss your friends’ birthdays and events. You can also follow your special favorites and all their news with the Friend Stream widget. With HTC ChaCha, you’re no longer a friend – you’re a super-friend.

All your email accounts in one inbox

If you’ve got a work email and a private one, your HTC ChaCha helps keep you on top of things by merging the accounts together into one inbox. All the emails are color coded, so you know what’s what, and you can sort them by importance, groups or content.

Check in and chill out

With just one press, share where you are, what you’re doing and the friends you’re with right from your mobile. Get your friends into it and you’ll never miss another chance to connect when you happen to be nearby at the same time.

HTC Chacha – Specification

  • Size: 64.6mm x 10.7mm x 114.4mm
  • Weight: 120 grams (4.2 ounces) with battery
  • Display: 2.6-inch touch screen with 480 x 320 resolution
  • Screen size: 66 mm (2.6″)
  • CPU speed: 600 MHz
  • Memory: ROM: 512 MB, RAM: 512 MB, Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Battery: Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, Capacity: 1250 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 420 minutes, GSM: Up to 450 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 660 hours, GSM: Up to 430 hours
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Platform: Android™ with HTC Sense™
  • Camera: 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash, VGA front camera
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Multimedia
    • Audio supported formats:
      • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
      • Recording: .amr
    • Video supported formats:
      • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9)
      • Recording: .3gp
  • Internet: Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®: Bluetooth® 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna

HTC Chacha – Press Release Pictures

INQ Cloud Touch – Pictures

Photo-photo INQ Cloud Touch diambil dari situs resmi INQ:

Photo-photo INQ Cloud Touch diambil dari PC Mag:

INQ Cloud Q – Pictures

Photo-photo INQ Cloud Q diambil dari PC Mag:

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PC Mag: Hands-on with INQ’s new Facebook Phones

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