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New HTC device accused of trademark infringementBy Hanleigh Daniels 7 March 2011 | Categories: news
HTC introduced its first social phones, the HTC ChaCha and Salsa, during the 2011 Mobile World Congress held recently in Barcelona, Spain. Q&A service site ChaCha weren’t impressed by this, and are suing HTC for trademark infringement, as it owns the rights to the ChaCha name.
Now tech blog Androidandme has pointed out that HTC Spain has recently announced on its Twitter page, that ChaCha will be marketed in Spain as the ChaChaCha. The name change might not just be over the legal action though. Androidandme stated that “chacha” is Spanish slang for servant or maid, so the name alteration might have come about as HTC didn’t want to unknowingly denigrate its own device. This name change has so far only been announced for Spain.
HTC’s ChaCha is an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered smartphone that sports a unique tilt design shape to its 2.6" (480 x 320) display, as well as a finger-friendly QWERTY keyboard. It has dual cameras, a rear-facing five megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera for video-calling.
This smartphone also employs HTC’s latest iteration of Sense to integrate Facebook throughout the HTC Sense experience, enabling some new social functions. When a user makes a call to a Facebook friend, the dialler screen displays that friend’s latest status and photos and even reminds you if their birthday is around the corner. This also applies if you receive a call from a Facebook friend.
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