Prepay phone with social networking built-in

Prepay_phone_vodafoneVodafone has developed the world’s first designated prepay phone

Vodafone has developed the world’s first designated prepay phone specifically designed to put the Facebook experience into the heart of the handset, allowing people to easily share and connect with their friends when they’re on the move

The Vodafone 555 Blue, developed in collaboration with Facebook, 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. Powering the new era of mobile social networking Every aspect of the Vodafone 555 Blue design reflects people’s desire to stay up-to-date and communicate with their friends anytime, anywhere.

Facebook is built into the handset’s core – it’s running the moment the customer turns on the mobile phone. Facebook messages appear in the handset’s inbox alongside texts and email. Moreover, photos taken using the Vodafone 555 Blue’s two megapixel camera can be shared with friends with a single click. And friends’ Facebook profiles are automatically synchronised in the Vodafone 555 Blue’s address book.

The phone updates regularly in the background, flagging new items on the homescreen and quickly loading them when opened. It boasts one-click control, in the form of a customisable Facebook ‘F’ button that 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. Features include, also, touch navigation, 2.4” landscape display and QWERTY keypad for typing chat, email and status updates.

Vodafone’s Group Terminals Director, Patrick Chomet, said, “The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives of more than 87 million Vodafone customers, many of whom are avid Facebook users. The Vodafone 555 Blue is a unique and innovative handset, designed and developed by Vodafone to offer a simple but powerful Facebook experience for people in both emerging markets and developed economies who want to stay in touch with their friends, wherever they are.”

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