HTC launches social smartphones with Facebook

Feb 15, 2011
People walk past High Tech Computer Corplogos in Hsintien, Taipei county, Taiwan, in March 2010. Facebook users will be able to show friends their exact GPS location as well as sharing text and photos with new smartphones launched here Tuesday by top Taiwan device maker HTC.

Facebook users will be able to show friends their exact GPS location as well as sharing text and photos with new smartphones launched here Tuesday by top Taiwan device maker HTC.

The smartphone maker collaborated with in the design of two models, the HTC Salsa and HTC Chacha, which were launched at the mobile phone industry's annual get-together in Barcelona.

With just one touch, users can immediately share what they have written or photographed on the social network.

GPS also allows them to show their friends their location and localise information posted.

Facebook is also tightly integrated with many of the smarthphones' other applications, such as the calendar linked with Facebook events.

The company put efforts to increase the functionality of the screen and navigational ease in its HTC f(l)yer, a 7-inch (16.8 centimetres) tablet running on the Android developed by .

With the aid of a stylet, users can take notes and even sign PDF documents.

Improved allows users to dictate notes as well.

The company also presented at the Mobile World Congress three updated versions of its smartphones -- the HTC Wildfire S, HTC Desire S et HTC Incredible S.

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