HTC Cha Cha & Salsa Facebook Phone News: Pre-Order & Release

Back in February we told you about two new HTC smartphones, the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa, with a dedicated Facebook button for avid Facebook users. By using the Facebook button, users will be able to access the social networking site directly. Today we have news for you that pre-orders are now available at Amazon UK and the release date for both is June 26.

These handsets were dubbed the first official Facebook phones back at MWC 2011 and although they share the one-touch feature for accessing Facebook, they have some different specs and features. The HTC ChaCha has a 2.6-inch touchscreen with QWERTY keyboard, a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera and runs on Android OS 2.3. According to Carly Page over on Dial to Save, sourced from Amazon, this will be available priced $249.99.

The HTC Salsa has a 3.4-inch capacitive touchscreen display and 600MHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera and also runs on Android OS 2.3 with 512MB of RAM. This one will set you back $319.99 at Amazon. You can read more about both of these phones at PR-USA where you’ll learn more about the Facebook feature on these handsets as well as the Sense UI.

We’d like to know your thoughts on these phones? Do you think a dedicated Facebook button is a good idea and are you intending to purchase either of them? Let us know with your comments.