If you love Facebook you would definitely love the Vodafone 555 Blue tagged as the Facebook Phone. The instant you see the Vodafone 555 Blue you get the feel of Facebook, that’s what the phone is about and is more focused at. Setup the phone once and you will be able to update your Facebook status messages, chat and view feeds.
The Vodafone 555 Blue is a QWERTY phone. This is not a blue coloured phone but the blue word portrays the Facebook blue colour. There is a dedicated Facebook launch button which when pressed will let you access Facebook without the need to launch any app or as a matter of fact you even do not need to log in (you do need to setup you Facebook account detail once).
Vodafone 555 Blue Facebook Phone features
This handset is powered by 200 MHz CPU (MTK6235) and comes with 40 MB of on board memory with SD card supported up to 16GB. Looking at the processor specification one can tell that the phone is not that powerful, however this is basic Facebook phone with limited hardware capabilities and all these actually helps make the Vodafone 555 more affordable.
Display and Input
The display screen is 2.4 inches that supports 252k colours with QVGA resolution. The Vodafone 555 Facebook phone comes with full QWERTY keyboard, optical touch navigation and with a dedicated Facebook key.
Battery and Connectivity
1000 mAh battery that the Vodafone 555 houses gives a talktime of up to 175 minutes and about 324 hours in Standby. This is a 2.5G phone that supports EDGE network which is what you will be using to access Facebook. The handset supports Bluetooth 2.1 and micro USB 2.0.
Camera and Entertainment
The Vodafone 555 Blue features a 2 megapixel camera that too with flash support. You can easily click and share photos with your Facebook friends, again no need to login just shoot and share on Facebook.
This handset can play video in MPEG4, H.263 formats and supports MIDI, WMA, MP3, AAC, AAC+ / Enhanced audio formats. With the 3.5mm headphone jack you can connect any external devices or just use a Bluetooth headphone and get entertain in private. Not to forget the built in FM radio for entertainment on the move.
Operating System and Software
As far as the operating system is concerned it is not the one that is commonly used (Android etc), in fact the Vodafone 555 runs on Vodafone’s Proprietary OS integrated with Facebook. Other software’s that come preloaded are the palringo chat suite with ichat, XMPP, ICQ, AIM, gadu-gadu, Google talk and Facebook support. POP3 and IMAP4 email client also supported. For entertainment you have a music player and for surfing you can make use of Opera Mini Web Browser that too comes pre-loaded.
Vodafone 555 Blue price in India
The offical price is out it is Rs. 4,950.
Vodafone 555 Blue Review
This is an affordable phone with decent features and perfect for Facebook users. If you love Facebook and spend a lot of time on Facebook then this is the phone for you. This is a 2.5G phone which will use the EDGE network to keep you connected; you really don’t need 3G on this phone.
This phone can entertain and you can also surf the web. The 2 megapixel camera is ok but with flash it is a good combination and goes well with Facebook as the file size will be less and can be comfortably uploaded on Facebook using the EDGE network. In all a good buy, considering the price tag.