Vodafone is launching its own branded devices aggressively. Vodafone Blue is the second phone announced by Vodafone after Vodafone Smart. Vodafone 555 Blue is a full QWERTY phone with a 2.4 inch screen and comes with an integrated Facebook button. Cute looking Vodafone 555 Blue is priced at Rs. 4950. No, it’s not an Android phone nor a touch screen phone.
- 2.4 inch display (not touch screen)
- Navigation through an optical touchpad
- Full QWERTY keypad
- 2MP camera with flash
- FM Radio with 3.5 mm jack
- Loaded with Opera Mini 5 browser
- Bluetooth 2.1 and Micro USB 2.0
- 40MB internal memory that is expandable up to 16GB with MircoSD
What we think?
Vodafone 555 Blue is a slick looking QWERTY phone which is a must-have phone for Facebook addicts. True to Facebook’s philosophy of being one every phone, Facebook is making sure that it captures Indian market as fast as it can. Vodafone and Facebook got the pricing just right for this phone at Rs. 4950.
HTC ChaCha was another Facebook phone which was launched earlier, sharing the same form factor as Vodafone Blue but is much slicker and cheaper. Sure the specifications on ChaCha are different and it is powered by Android but if Facebook is the common denominator then Vodafone Blue should gain mass acceptance because of its price and form factor.
Stay tuned for a detailed review.