Monday, February 27, 2012

Doro PhoneEasy 740: A Smartphone for Senior Citizens?

Basic cell phones with simple and easy-to-use features are usually best for the elderly. However, some senior citizens are fast becoming tech-savvy and familiar with modern technology. These types of users might find a need to use a smartphone with more capabilities.

Enter Doro. This company is already a known maker of  cell phones for senior citizens and offered a couple of devices via Consumer Cellular. However, the company has decided to take the next step and offer a smartphone that might be ideal for the need of seniors immersed in modern technology.

The new Doro PhoneEasy 740 was recently unveiled at the at the global Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.. The company intends this device to be used by people who are in their late age. In the press release, Doro expressed its goal of being the 'the benchmark for all easy-to-use Android mobile applications and Windows PC services developed specifically for seniors".

So the company intends to integrate a straightforward user interface, a web-based management portal and applications and content specifically for seniors to make a smartphone fit for the requirements of an elderly.

Now let's talk more about the Doro PhoneEasy 740. This phone is expected to sport a slider design with a touchscreen and also a large, well-spaced keypad. It will run on Android and will be released globally in the summer.

The details for this cell phone for seniors is pretty limited. But we expect more in the coming months as we get closer to the launch. Stay tuned for photos videos and our impressions when more info and details arrive.

What do you think? Can Doro succeed in selling smartphones for seniors?

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