Excerpt: Vodafone’s 555 Blue may not be the first Facebook phone, and it’s certain not to be the last, but it’s the first to arrive without Android. This one is truly a Facebook phone; all the other phone functions are integrated into your Facebook profile. Does it all work? Does it even compare to the HTC ChaCha? What we like Despite the lack of a touchscreen, the multi-directional softkey in the centre works well navigating around the phone’s menus.
Excerpt: Dubbed as another Facebook phone, like HTC’s ChaCha , the Vodafone Blue 555 seems to be designed to cater to just the hardcore FB fans and no one else. Being far more affordable than HTC’s smartphone, this Java-based handset offers a USP that really isn’t for everyone. But, will it nevertheless appeal to the Facebook fans? Here’s a closer look to help you clarify that. Form Factor The Vodafone Blue 555 is not quite unlike any other QWERTY-enabled handset.
Vodafone 555 Blue - Facebook will never be too far away
29 September 2011
Summary: The Vodafone Blue is aimed at a very specific audience – the ‘social networking addicted' kids! This surely isn't a smartphone, but does three things very well – calls, messages and Facebook. Basic looks and build quality, and the hardware specs aren’t something exciting. Pretty much a run of the mill feature set for a price of Rs. 4,950, but this one might just be what you buy to access Facebook on the cheap.
Pros: Affordable price for the demographic it is aimed at, Facebook integrated quite well
Summary: Affordable and decent build quality laden Vodafone 555 Blue is a pocket friendly feature phone with a full Qwerty keypad and dedicated Facebook key. Vodafone has recently announced a pocket friendly mobile phone - 555 Blue, with social network Facebook integrated to its core. Targeted at the Facebook loving youth, the new Vodafone 555 Blue is more of an entry level feature phone that tries to offer anytime Facebook access.
Pros: Affordable, Decent and premium looking build, Dedicated and programmable Facebook Key, Conditional free year long Facebook data usage
Cons: No WiFi, 3G, Lack of regional language support