Vodafone Launches Facebook Phone ‘Vodafone Blue 555’ In India

Vodafone Launches Facebook Phone 'Vodafone Blue 555' In IndiaLeading Mobile Service operator Vodafone today launched its FaceBook PhoneVodafone Blue 555 for Rs 4950 in Indian market at an event in Mumbai.

The handset also comes with unlimited data usage on Facebook Free for 1 year.

Vodafone Blue 555 is world’s first designated phone specifically designed to put the Facebook experience into the heart of the handset announced in July 2011, allowing people to easily share and connect with their friends when they’re on the move.

Powering the new era of Mobile Social Networking in Indian market.

Every aspect of the Vodafone Blue 555 design reflects people’s desire to stay up-to-date and communicate with their friends anytime, anywhere.

The device has fully integrated FaceBook experience, QWERTY keypad, Optical Track Pad, 2.4″ QVGA screen, Mobile Internet with Email, IM, Opera Mini / Opera 5 Web browser, Integrated Music Player with 3.5mm Jack, 2 MP Camera, Bluetooth, 16 GB expandable memory, 2 Year Warranty.

Ready to go, straight out of the box: Facebook is built into the handset’s core – it’s running the moment the customer turns on the mobile phone.

Truly integrated messaging: Facebook messages appear in the handset’s inbox alongside texts and email.

Simple photo-sharing: photos taken using the Vodafone Blue’s 2 Megapixel camera can be shared with friends with a single click.

Easy to stay in contact: friends’ Facebook profiles are automatically synchronised in the Vodafone 555 Blue’s address book.

Always available: the Vodafone Blue updates regularly in the background, flagging new items on the home screen and quickly loading them when opened.

One-click control: the customizable Facebook ‘F’ button can be assigned to one of a number of tasks, including instantly posting a status update with photos from the gallery or with links from the browser.

Attractive form-factor: touch navigation, 2.4” landscape display and QWERTY keypad are ideal for typing chat, email and status updates.

The Vodafone 555 Blue includes the Opera Mini 5 web browser for fast internet browsing and, of course, it’s also a great low cost social networking device.

The Vodafone Blue, developed in collaboration with Facebook and manufactured exclusively for Vodafone by partner TCL, puts popular social networking functions – from status updates to sharing a photo – into the hands of millions of people in an attractive, intuitive and competitively priced mobile phone.

Vodafone Blue – Technical Specifications
Network 2.5G / EDGE Dual-Band (900/1800)
Display 2.4Inch TFT 252K Color Display,QVGA Resolution
Processor MTK6235 (200 MHz CPU)
Connectivity SMS / MMS / Bluetooth 2.1 / FM Radio / Micro USB 2.0
Camera Main: 2.0 Mega Pixel with Flash
Memory 40MB on-board memory, SD card up to 16GB
Video Formats: H.263,MPEG4
Battery Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery that allows up to 324 hours standby, up to 175 minutes of conversation.
Audio 3.5MM Headphone Jack,Formats: AAC / AAC+ / Enhanced / MP3 / WMA / Midi
Software Integrated Facebook,Palringo chat suite with support for Google talk,iChat,Facebook,XMPP,ICQ,gadu-gadu,AIM,E-mail client with POP3 and IMAP4 support, includes Setup Wizard

Speaking with the TelecomTalk, Mr. Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar said “The mobile internet plays a central role in daily lives of millions of Vodafone customers, many of whom are avid Facebook users. Vodafone Blue is the answer to our youth’s mobile social networking needs. The phone has been designed to let everyone experience the fun of connecting with friends on the go at a pocket friendly price. With our unique, fully integrated Facebook customization, the Vodafone Blue offers a compelling, out of the box experience.”

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Fred Johnston
January 11, 2012 7:02 am 7:02 AM

Absolutely impossible to receive emails on my 555. I have tried everything with the settings and had long conversations with Vodafone technicians. Hopeless.

September 6, 2011 8:53 pm 8:53 PM

no wifi, no 3G, locked sim..

you wont live happy with this handset for long. go for htc chacha instead.

Rajive Borde
September 6, 2011 7:01 pm 7:01 PM

handset looks good and free facebook for one year is awesome. good work by vodafone

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