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Good: Looks like it as everything
Bad: fuck alls bad about this baby
Comment: This my friends is my next phone , once our hols are done with , it looks excellent , my recomendations are sky high for this one immaculate mobile phone , mine come august , yaaay man .
Good: basically all of it.
Bad: has to be charged a lot:/
Comment: i've had this phone for a few weeks and i LOVE it! amazing little thing!
Good: The amazing qwerty keyboard, fast operating system, and the Facebook orientated buttons, and beautiful HTC design.
Bad: Bad flash player!
Comment: i really cant wait until i get my hands on this beauty. The HTC chacha is understandably one of the best new qwerty keyboard smartphone with the teenager enticing Facebook button - it will be interesting how blackberry fare when the HTC chacha comes on the market
Good: Keyboard on Phone
Comment: This is now under Â£250 unlocked on Amazon for those interested in getting this without a contract! â€“ amzn.to/lp7zbX
Good: Light, fast great screen and keyboard
Bad: Camber is ergonomically positive but aesthetically negative. Not a big issue though.
Comment: Further usage continues positive impressions.
Personally I wouldn't have bothered with the camber in the middle for aesthetic reasons. However for ergonomic purposes it is positive, in that it puts the screen at a better viewing angle when holding it and also wraps to your ear more nicely when making calls.
I would also have made the facebook button a more general assignable button, perhaps that will come with software
Its nice to have real "make" and "cancel" call buttons. This is always much better for people using their phones to actually make calls but seems to have been dropped on virtually all new iOS, Android and WP7 touch smartphones now.
For folk who thing this is a generic Android implementation, its not, its been tweaked alot for a landscape screen. HTC have obviously thought about how the device will be used and it has lessons learned from the excellent S620 and SNAP.
As well as sense and the display being optimised for landscape, window 1 is now the furthest left of the horzontal scroll (to go to different windows). I prefer this over the standard Android where extra windows are to the left and the right of the main windows.
Marketplace is also adapted for the size of the screen and landscape.
Note that by default, the web browser and other apps hides the status line on the top. thisis a good thing, as its a waste of space (maybe learnt from WP7 which has the perfect hidding of status symbols from permanent display !!!).
So far can continue to confirm that all radios (bluetooth, wifi and 3G) work well and calls are clear. Data also seems to be fine, marginally ahead of my Desire S in terms of keeping the signal (perhaps this is an illusion).
Some other things to note:
1. Chacha has 800mhz new design cpu (faster then 600mhz one in salsa and wildfire S)
2. Chacha does have a radio (bizzarely many previews on the internet say it hasn't)
3. The camera is 5mp with face detection and flash.
Lastly the keyboard is nice to use. Each key is spaced nicely and has a positive click
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