Upcoming Doro PhoneEasy 740
Although it is still debatable, many people assume that older people can’t handle technology. This hasn’t stopped Doro, a little-known phone maker, from launching the PhoneEasy 740, a smartphone specifically designed for the elderly. It is equipped with all the basic characteristics of devices developed for seniors. For example, it features bumped up audio volume, larger keypad and straightforward user interface, The PhoneEasy 740 should interest users who want feature-packed and easy-to-use handset. Like any Android phones, the smartphone can install third party apps and browse through the Internet. Other features that can help elderly are magnifier, slide-out keypad and the Doro Experience Interface. Users can make use of an emergency call button that automatically dials and sends text message to a predetermined number.
It is only equipped with Android 2.2 (Froyo), therefore features that are found on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) aren’t available. In addition, the 5Mp rear-facing camera, 3G connectivity and WiFi should be enough for this market segment. The phone will launch by the Q2 2012 in the United States for $99.