Vodafone UK today announced the 555 Blue, a budget Facebook phone aimed at the masses.
The phone will feature a QWERTY monoblock design, 2.4″ touchscreen display with QVGA resolution, Bluetooth, FM radio, 2 Megapixel camera with LED flash and microSD card slot. It relies on 2.5G EDGE data for connection and will not feature any sort of 3G and WiFi connectivity. Like the HTC ChaCha, the 555 Blue will also have a dedicated Facebook button.
But unlike the HTC ChaCha, it will run on Vodafone’s own OS , so no, you will not find Android here.
Unsurprisingly the 555 Blue will feature deep Facebook integration, including the ability to set updates and view newsfeed, wall updates and notifications on the homescreen. In addition to that, Facebook Profiles will also be integrated with the phone book.
The 555 Blue will be made available in the UK and other Vodafone markets from next month for around £70.
via The Guardian