I wonder if it can be reprogrammed to start Google+ app instead...
If there is such a condition as telephonic incontinence then HTC is clearly a sufferer, as it churns out a handset for just about every conceivable demographic. With the ChaCha, the company is focusing on text warriors with a hard Qwerty keyboard and some social networking tweaks. HTC Cha Cha Upbeat performer: HTC's ChaCha …
I've been using a SE X10 Mini for a year so the 320x480 of the HTC would seem positively extravagant to me. The missus' Blackberry is a joy to type on, I have to say, but I couldn't live with one. I was even considering a Palm Pre 2 at one point, but then I realised that's just silly. While the Cha Cha's battery isn't the best it's certainly better than my X10's 900mha charge-daily effort.
Thanks for the review
Nice, but it does look a lot like a Blackberry without the secure email features. If Apple can sue Samsung over similar shaped icons, I'm sure Blackberry would have a case too. Or perhaps they are a bit more grown up and would take the imitation as flattery.
I can never keep up with who is suing who these days.
Erm Nokia and others have been doing the whole landscape orientated screen with buttons for ages. You can't really copyright that form factor, calculators have been doing it for years :)
It looks nothing like a Blackberry anyway. They're usually dull sober colours, almost like you've dressed up your phone in a suit. Although I did see one with some clip on back the other day that was rather colourful.
I have also been aware of a few 'blue' and 'red' versions of the Blackberry often referred to as Blueberrys or Raspberrys by their owners ...
('blue' and 'red' in quotes as I tend to 'round off' colours to the more basic ones whereas I am sure the ladies would have specific names for these 'specific colours' which would be more descriptive to those in the the know!)
And thought, a phone with an facebook button ? Everyone thought is was stupid.
Didn't realise it was Android with a touch screen though which makes it more tempting. But if the layout effects widgets it would surely be even worse with games.
Stick with my San Francisco running 2.2 for now.
At least it's doesn't have some blatantly 'aspirational' name as other htc variants seem to. Dream, desire, hero, incredible, ace, stallion, marvel, vision... I was fully expecting the next one to be called the HTC ifyoubuythisphoneyourlifewillbebetter - but there again the concatenation of those words does lead to a rather unfortunate ambiguity.
The Flash support appears to be only Lite however, so you’ll get some animated banners, but not necessarily the full streaming video experience.
This made me chortle. They've included enough flash so you get the annoying, tedious properties of flash - you get the stupidly large flash adverts that slow down your browsing - but not enough so that you can use any of the useful benefits of flash, like streaming video.
When it comes to Flash, Stevie J is right - it's a dog and it should die. There's nothing in flash that you can't do using HTML and JS.
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I wouldn't mind a flip with a good touchscreen on one side, and a full qwerty, on the other side, maybe the size of or a tad bigger than my old faithful Motorola V9, a much tougher phone than the Nokia C:6 that replaced it. Add Web OS2 from the Palm Pre2, a dual core processor, good battery life plenty of storage and a micro SD slot. Ah well i can dream and doodle.