HTC at Mobile World Congress announced three updated versions of existing smart phones, two new Android 2.3 phones targeting the social media, and its first tablet. All run on Android 2.3, or variations of it.
- The “ChaCha”. An Android 2.3 phone, it features a 2.6-inch touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera and a full-QWERTY keyboard. A dedicated Facebook key with the “F” logo pulsates when you’re doing something shareable.
- The Salsa is an Android 2.3 touchscreen-only Android phone, with a 3.4-inch screen. Also has a dedicated context-aware Facebook key that allows photos and links to automatically be shared.
- The HTC Flyer. A 7-inch tablet running a hybrid version of Gingerbread (Android 2.4), and not Honeycomb. According to HTC, using Gingerbread allowed the company to bake its Sense interface on the Flyer, while Honeycomb would have required more time.
- Desire S. Powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon, has a 3.7-inch display and runs Android 2.3. The Desire has both a front-facing and 5-megapixel back-facing camera (with 720p video capture).
- Wildfire S. Has smaller 320-by-480, 3.2-inch display, runs Gingerbread and has a 5-megapixel camera
- HTC Incredible S, a premium phone, machined out of a single block of aluminum,. It features 8-megapixel camera, integrated video chat with front-facing camera.
HTC has a 9 percent share of the global smartphone market, according to research firm IDC.