HTC’s 2011 handset line-up will be augmented with two Facebook focussed phones and the high-end Incredible S, it has been confirmed.
Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Incredible S features a radical look and a spec sheet largely befitting its name. Not least in the shape of an eight-megapixel snapper with 720p video capture, a four-inch touchscreen.
And it’s a looker too. With an “inside out” industrial casing that makes it stand out amid the sea of devices that debuted at the expo running Google’s Android OS.
All of which makes it more surprising then that the Incredible S will ship with Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, on board rather than the latest, smoothest Gingerbread version of the platform. There’s also only a single core 1Ghz processor instead of the dual core models sported on rival devices.
HTC’s other new contenders, the quirkily named Cha and Salsa’s USP is a dedicated Facebook button. This allows users to update their status without having to open an app and access Facebook Places to inform your nearest and dearest of your current locale.
The Facebook focus on the handsets also extends to events appearing in the calendar and integration of messages into the unified inbox.
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