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HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Rebranded as ChaChaCha in Spain

HTC ChaCha was one of the strangest branding choices we’ve heard lately and we remind you that this device is one of the Facebook Phones shown at MWC 2011. Turns out that there’s also a lawsuit right now against HTC, filed by the folks of ChaCha, who own the website with this name and a service also called ChaCha. Meanwhile, in Spain the handset will be called ChaChaCha…

There’s even a ChaCha Android app, so it will be interesting to see how the suit plays out. As far as the Spanish branding is concerned, you have to know that in this country, “chacha” is a term of derision, so this is why HTC decided to go with ChaChaCha, which by the way is a Latin American dance and music style.

The device’s specs and launch date stay the same, so we should expect the phone to be released in Q2 2011, running Android 2.4 and packing a portrait full QWERTY keyboard. There’s also a dedicated Facebook button on board, a 2.6 inch touchscreen, WiFi, HSDPA and a 5MP camera.