HTC ChaCha Philippines Price, Specs - FREE with Smart Data Plan 1000

If you want an HTC Android phone with form factor similar to a classic BlackBerry handset, then you might want to check out the rather cute HTC ChaCha --

htc chacha

Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, HTC ChaCha comes not just with a full QWERTY thumb-type keyboard but also a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen -- making messaging, updating Facebook and Twitter, and browsing the net easy and fast.

htc chacha

The phone also comes with cool multi-media features like a music player, image and video gallery, a 5 MegaPixel camera with autofocus and LED flash and a video recorder - albeit non-HD. As for connectivity, the phone supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.

HTC ChaCha is now available in the Philippines. It's supposed to be exclusive to Smart as a free bundled handset with Data Plan 1000 although I've some stores, both online and in malls, selling it for around Php 14,000.

HTC has yet to send TP a unit to review. While we're waiting for it, you might want to be familiar with the phone's complete technical specifications:

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name HTC ChaCha
Type Touch and Type - Candybar Thumb-type Full QWERTY with Capacitive Touchscreen
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions114.4 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm
Weight 120 grams
Available Colors Black, Silver, various colors
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 800 MHz processor
Camera 5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash, front-facing VGA camera
Video Capture D1 (720x480 pixels) @ 30 fps
Audio and Video Playback MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
- MP4/H.264 player
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 384 Kbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Memory 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1250 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 660 hours on 2G Standby of up to 430 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 7 hours 30 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 7 hours on 3G
Value-Added Features Full QWERTY keypad, Gorilla Glass display, HTC Sense UI 2.1, SNS Integration
Announcement February 2011
Availability July 2011 in the Philippines
Price Free with Smart Data Plan 1000,
around Php 14,000 in some stores

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