The HTC ChaCha is a mid-range smartphone running on Google Android, complete with Facebook integration on a hardware and software level. It features a monoblock design and comes with a QWERTY keyboard on the front. While not the first HTC smartphone to feature a front QWERTY keyboard, the ChaCha is still a rather unique phone. There aren't many Android phones with a similar form factor, and none by HTC. Despite that one can almost immediately recognise this (at least the top half) as a HTC phone due to the familiar recent HTC design language.
Foursquare. While cute, the Facebook integration isn't as deep as one would expect from a device that has a Facebook logo on it. It certainty isn't on the level that Sony Ericsson has demonstrated with the recent Facebook Inside update for the XPERIA Arc and Play.
HTC Sensation, is present. It offers a quick way on unlocking the screen by dragging application icons onto the unlock zone to simultaneously unlock the device and launch the application. The Sense installed here is version is 2.1 for Messenger and is optimised for landscape mode. I have my gripes on the way Android works on compact landscape orientated screens, and the number of unoptimised applications, but will leave that for the review. I only hope that Ice Cream Sandwich will fix this huge flaw.
I will be using the HTC ChaCha as my primary phone while away on holiday for the entire of next week (where I suspect I may be posting more than usual to Facebook!). Look out for a review soon after that. In the meantime, if you have any questions fire away on the comments section of via twitter and I will address them as soon as I can. In the mean time check out the hands-on video by Three UK starring the fabulous Sedge: