Vodafone 555 Blue


A Preview of the Vodafone 555 Blue

28th July 2011

The oddly-named '555 Blue' is Vodafone's low-end alternative to the HTC ChaCha, and sees the 'Facebook Phone' fad coming to the feature phone market.

Vodafone's handset does away with the popular Android OS, and instead runs a the network's new proprietary operating system, complete with Facebook integrated 'heavily' into everything.

For example, turn on the phone, and its 2.4-inch resistive touchscreen will prompt you to login to Facebook. From here, you'll be able to update your status and access notifications straight from the homescreen. There's also a Facebook key embedded in the handset's portrait QWERTY keypad, offering similar 'one-touch' functionaly to the HTC ChaCha.

Other specifications include a 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, a built-in music and video player, up to 16GB of expandable memory, and a 1000mAh battery.There's also an Opera Mini web browser onboard, but there's no 3G or WiFi speeds.

The Vodafone 555 Blue is expected to go on sale in August, sporting a £70 pay as you go price-tag.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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Vodafone 555 Blue Specifications

Size

110mm x 61.1mm x 12mm

Display

Type: TFT LCD

Size: 2.4 inches

Resolution: 320 x 240

Input

Keyboard: QWERTY

Operating System

Proprietary


Storage

Storage

Internal: 40MB

Connectivity

Connectivity

Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard yes

Dual Band

GSM 900 / 1800

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 2.1

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets

Camera

Camera

2.0 megapixel camera

LED Flash

Video Recording

Social

Social

Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access

Power

Power

Battery Capacity: 1000 mAh

Talk Time: 180 minutes

Standby Time: 324 hours

Multimedia

Multimedia

Radio: FM with RDS

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, WMA, eAAC+

Recording: Supported

Video supported formats

Playback: MP4, H.263

Recording: Supported



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