Like any new SKU, all it takes is one manufacturer to launch a successful product and then everyone piles on. Apple’s iPad is one such example that comes to mind, since before its existence no one really cared much about tablets. In the mobile space, touchscreen devices seem to be the future as there’s no going back now. However, many would still argue that the feel of a physical keypad can never be replaced by even the best of touchscreens. So, in order to keep both parties happy, a new SKU had to be created which is where touch-and-type was born. This new segment includes phones with touchscreens and full QWERTY keypads or even traditional ones.
HTC Chacha Video Review
In the QWERTY space, Samsung was the first on scene in India with the Galaxy Pro, quickly followed by the Nokia E6 and then the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900. Recently, HTC launched the ChaCha in India which was perfect timing since it fills the gap between the Galaxy Pro and the E6. Known as the ‘Facebook phone’, it’s targeted at Facebook addicts who can’t go five minutes without updating their status or poking someone. Let’s see if the ChaCha can do the dance and emerge victorious.
Design and Build
The ChaCha is a very compact phone and fits perfectly in your hand. It has the same polished feel and sturdy build quality we’ve come to expect from HTC handsets in the past. The choice of silver and white blends really well, lending it a very classy look. If white is not your style, then the ChaCha comes in a black option as well. The bottom portion of the phone is angled a bit for better ergonomics. It’s very subtle and it does make a slight difference when you’re typing.
Compact and well built
Even backlight across the keypad
Sense UI never fails to impress
Updating your FB status has never been easier
Updated 23 May, 2013, 5:17 pm IST
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