A Preview of the Vodafone 555 Blue
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.
Vodafone 555 Blue News
Vodafone‘s cheap and cheerful HTC ChaCha alternative – the 555 Blue – has today gone on sale in the UK. The oddly named handset looks a lot like the ChaCha, sporting a portrait QWERTY keypad complete with a dedicated Facebook key. However, it sports a lesser 2.4-inch (320 x 240) resistive touchscreen, and is lacking […]
Vodafone is the latest firm to jump on the ‘Facebook Phone’ bandwagon, having announced the cheap-and-cheerfulÂ ChaCha look-a-like: the Vodafone 555 Blue. In fact, it’s not the firm time we’ve seen this handset, as it cropped-up on the web early last month. However, the mobile’s specs have now been revealed, which confirms that it’ll be a […]
Vodafone 555 Blue Specifications
110mm x 61.1mm x 12mm
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.4 inches
Resolution: 320 x 240
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard yes
GSM 900 / 1800
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
2.0 megapixel camera
Battery Capacity: 1000 mAh
Talk Time: 180 minutes
Standby Time: 324 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, WMA, eAAC+
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.263