Social Addicts Rejoice! HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed For AT&T

Have you ever excused yourself from a real-life interpersonal conversation to play Farmville? Do you update “what’s on your mind” more often than you eat? Do you scour the social network religiously for signs your ex-girlfriend is “in a relationship?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s possible that you have a Facebook addiction. Luckily, HTC has created a way to keep you hooked on the ‘book, instead of ween you off of it: the HTC ChaCha, photos of which have surfaced with an AT&T logo emblazoned across the front.

You might remember hearing about the ChaCha back in February, when it was announced alongside the Salsa at MWC. For those who don’t, the perhaps poorly named HTC ChaCha boasts less-than-impressive specs but gets points for originality due to its dedicated Facebook button. Basically, anytime the user taps the Facebook button, the last thing he or she viewed is automatically incorporated into a status update, whether it be a song, a picture, or a link to a web site.

In terms of specs, the Android-powered ChaCha sports a 2.6-inch 480×320 display, runs a 800 MHz processor, and has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. It comes with support for a microSD card, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, and will most likely run on AT&T’s 3G network, if this leaked photo is meant to be any type of indicator.

We’ve yet to receive word from AT&T and HTC about official availability and pricing, with unconfirmed reports suggesting the phone will launch by the end of this quarter. If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice that the date displayed on the phone in the leaked picture reads July 17, which could also be a clue about the ChaCha’s release.

[via PocketNow]