‘Yet another Facebook phone?’ was my instant reaction when I first heard about the Vodafone Blue 555. But it was the price that tempted us to have a look at it. Designed in collaboration with Facebook, it is crafted out of matte silver and white plastic and sports a 2.4-inch display and QWERTY keypad.
Except for an ‘f’ key placed on the bottom right, there isn’t any Facebook branding on this device. Turing on the Blue 555 reveals a Vodafone logo but the homescreen is dominated by the social networking site. The homescreen is the FB status update bar. At the bottom of the display is a row of short- cuts including FB friends, FB news feeds, favourites, etc. and is customisable. The ‘f’ key lets user access the FB stream that looks similar to the updates from friends that shows up on the FB homepage. By hitting options, you can directly post a picture on the wall. When scrolling through friend’s feed, the options allow user to download images (if any), comments, likes, send message, call friend, view friend profile or even use URL. Most of the FB features are accessible from the homescreen.