HTC’s “Facebook Phones” are Real, Offer One-Button Access to Social Network

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … With the HTC Salsa and ChaCha, Facebook access is baked into HTC’s Sense user interface. If you take a photo, for example, the phone is aware of your actions and the button will light up, indicating that you can now post the photo to Facebook, if you so desire. One press of the button, and the photo is sent directly to your Facebook Wall.But the functionality is not limited to photos alone, it will also work with videos, music, calendar appointments, and even status updates. In the case of status updates, a simple “press and hold” action will present a screen where you can type in your status. Music updates post the artist name and album and calendar entries are duplicated to your Facebook calendar.You can also chat with your Facebook friends using these devices and your Facebook messages and conversations are integrated so they appear alongside text messages and emails.Hardware Details The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Android#mobile#news As rumored, HTC did launch two “Facebook phones” at Mobile World Congress this week: the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha. No, they’re not the Facebook phones – that is, they’re not branded or licensed by Facebook itself – but they offer such deep integration with the social networking service, you may as well call them “Facebook phones,” we’d say.Here’s another surprise – the phones may soon run a newer version of Android, which may or may not be code-named “Ice Cream.”One Button for Facebook As for the specs, the ChaCha has a QWERTY keyboard, a 2.6-inch, 480 x 320 resolution landscape touch screen, a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera. The Salsa also has a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front-facing camera in addition to its 3.4-inch, 480 x 320 resolution touch display.  Assuming Facebook ever launches video chat, these phones would be ready.What’s This About “Ice Cream?”CNET and others noticed that HTC sent out a press release saying that the phones would run Android 2.4, the version that will be known as “Ice Cream,” or so say the Internet rumors. That’s not exactly true, according to the HTC reps we spoke to. The phones will launch with Android 2.3.3 (“Gingerbread”) but will soon be upgraded to 2.4, depending on what Google provides as the next big upgrade for its mobile operating system. That update may be called “Ice Cream,” or it may be called “Gingerbread,” – the naming is up to Google. All that really matters here is the phones are going to run the latest version of Android ASAP – there’s a commitment on HTC’s part to make sure of that.And these so-called “Facebook phones” won’t be the only devices getting the update, when it arrives. HTC’s new Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S will also run the latest from Google as soon as it’s available.center_img sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Wife, paramour held for man’s murder in Ganjam

first_imgThe Ganjam police has solved the murder of a man whose body parts were recovered from different areas with the arrest of his wife and her lover on Saturday.According to the police, Rina Sahu (35), wife of Koko Sahu (40), had committed the murder with with help of her paramour Sunil Pradhan on March 31. One of their sons was the witness to the murder, police sources said. Sunil is a distant relative of Rina.A torso was recovered near Mardarajpur on April 2. During the next few days, chopped hands and legs were located from nearby areas. On April 10, a severed head was found near the Dengapadar canal. As there was no missing person complaint, the local police were unable to identify the victim. The victim was finally identified when his brother Golak Sahu filed a complaint with the police regarding his missing brother. The police had taken Rina into custody on May 10 for interrogation. During interrogation, she spilled the tbeans about the gruesome murder, which led to the arrest of her paramour.Illicit relationshipAccording to Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Dilip Das, who monitored investigation of the case, Rina had developed relationship with Sunil as her husband was a migrant worker in Surat. After returning home in March, her husband had come to know about their illicit relationship and warned them to refrain from it. It had irked Rina and Sunil, who had decided to murder Koko.Another caseEarlier this month a similar case had come to fore in Ganjam district. Decomposed body of Laxmi Narayan Patra (38) from Mohana of Gajapati district was recovered from a locked rented house at Ankushpur village on May 4. Investigation revealed that he had been murdered on April 7 by his wife Jamuna Patra and her paramour Narayan Sahu. Both of them have been arrested.last_img read more