The HTC Salsa appeared in the list of the company’s upcoming devices long ago. No matter how strange it may seem, we first heard about the Salsa back in December, 2009. That time we didn’t hear any word about its deep integration with Facebook, and it seemed to be just a stylish smartphone. Then there was no word about it for a long time, and only in February HTC unveiled it with the HTC ChaCha. Now, after several months, it becomes available but… in India.
The HTC Salsa is equipped with a 3.4-inch touchscreen protected by the Gorilla Glass technology, a 600MHz processor, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It also supports a microSD card to expand the memory up to 32GB, plus Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HSDPA and HSUPA support.
We thought the Salsa would be first launched in the UK, but it didn’t happen, and we hope its UK release won’t be late. According to the initial information, the handset will be available in the UK on June 17. We’ll see whether O2 will keep its promise. Anyway, the HTC Salsa is currently available via an Indian retailer for 20,499 INR ($460 or €316). And this is not surprising, since the HTC Salsa is a mid-range smartphone designed especially for youth, and India is a good market to try it out.