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HTC Salsa Review: Acquiring The Best Of Facebook

Blog post   •   Feb 22, 2011 10:51 GMT

After the grand opening of MWC here in Barcelona, an excellent week of festivities have finally reached a sad end, but makers HTC certainly don’t seem to be finished. HTC have launched yet another ‘Facebook handset’ named the HTC Salsa. The launch comes following the debut of the HTC ChaCha. Looking at a few published HTC Salsa review, the handset certainly seems to fit the billing as the ultimate Facebook phone.  What’s more, most mobile reviews are incredibly impressed with HTC’s brainy strategy to garner the mobile Facebook market.

Weighing at just 120g, the Salsa unquestionably looks extremely sleek thanks to its brushed aluminum like body that offers excellent holding positions. HTC have bestowed the Salsa with a 3.4 inch capacitive touch screen that also includes an Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and the brand new HTC Sense UI. Majority of HTC Salsa review are exceedingly impressed with the handsets Facebook functionalities. Users can easily update their Facebook status, upload pictures, chat with online friends and even customize their preferences or privacy settings. However, some mobile reviews are not impressed with the virtual keyboard of the Salsa. They rather find the HTC ChaCha better suited to typing thanks to its full QWERTY keyboard.

That being said, company sources indicate that the Salsa’s on screen keyboard can be tweaked via the settings menu to be more responsive. According to the newest HTC Salsa review, the handset has a plethora of connectivity options. Starting from GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and micro USB 2.0. Multimedia wise the handset does quite well, but the 256K colors on the TFT capacitive touch screen is definitely a downer. Incidentally, HTC have provided the Salsa with a 5 MP Autofocus camera that comes bundled with dedicated LED flash. The optic also supports face detection and Geo-tagging. Although video recording can only be done in standard VGA mode, but the Salsa more than makes up for it by allowing users to video chat over 3G networks using the built in front facing secondary camera.

However, the biggest show stealer is unquestionably the tweaked Android 2.4 Gingerbread OS. Recent mobile reviews reveal that features such as SNS integration, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Organizer and Document viewer come integrated and operate quite well thanks to the ingeniously designed Gingerbread OS. Then again, the handsets popularity will directly depend upon HTC Salsa deals.