The Facebook phone namely the Vodafone 555 Blue which was announced in July is finally available for sale from the mobile phone operator Vodafone. The smartphone is the first prepay handset to come with a Facebook button in the UK.
It looks quite similar to the HTC ChaCha handset as they share the same colour scheme and looks along with a dedicated Facebook button. The handset is manufactured by Alcatel which is famous for providing street-smart mobile phones with features and functions albeit at a low price.
The Vodafone 555 features a 2MP camera with flash, a 2.4-inch non-touchscreen QVGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard. There is no 3G or Wi-Fi though it has Opera Mini browser which comes with its compression capabilities thus enabling faster web access while saving bandwidth. The handset is powered by its proprietary OS.
The smartphone will be sold for £70 both in stores as well as online from Vodafone. This includes a top up of £15 by which users will be provided 200 minutes, 600 texts along with 100MB of web access. You can also grab the device for £62.50 which can be used only on Vodafone’s network.