There was much rumour and denying in the last few months about a Facebook Phone, and we’re finally seeing what all the fuss was about. HTC phones with a dedicated Facebook button, not quite Facebook Phones, but as close as we’ll see. HTC today announced two new phones built entirely to be social, the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa feature a dedicated Facebook® button for one-touch access to the key functions of the Facebook service that are integrated throughout the HTC Sense experience.

The Facebook button on HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa is context-aware, gently pulsing with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content or updates through Facebook. With a single press of the button, you can update your status, upload a photo, share a Website, post what song you are listening to, ‘check in’ to a location and more. For example, you can take a photograph of friends on your phone and upload it instantly to Facebook by simply pressing the button. Or let your friends know what song you’re listening to by pressing the button while listening to music on the phone. The track is automatically identified and shared on Facebook.

The Salsa is a a 3.4″, 480 x 320 touchscreen device while the ChaCha is a portrait QWERTY-sporting device with a 2.6″ screen running at 480 x 320. Both phones are running Android 2.4 with a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB RAM and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.

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