Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Videos and Images of the Doro PhoneEasy 740 Android Smartphone for Seniors

A few days ago we did an initial post on the Doro PhoneEasy 740 based on the press release. Fortunately, other tech sites have honed in on this device and published some nice phones and hands-on videos. Hopefully, these new details on this fascinating cell phone for seniors will give us some ideas on how it can be useful for the elderly.

This phone runs on the Android OS from Google and will attempt to unite senior users with smartphones. Doro hopes to combine its expertise with senior phones and the Android operating system to form a smartphone that is still ideal to the needs and requirements of the elderly,

Let's begin with the Doro PhoneEasy 740 pictures. Here's a couple of images from Cnet UK:

The first picture shows a shot of the phone at an angle. It shows us the physical buttons on the front which appears to be really large, raised from the surface and easy to use. It shows that the elements of a cell phone for seniors being incorporated into a smartphone.

We can also see the touchscreen, which measures 3.2 inches. Now, that's fairly small among today's touchscreen handsets. But it's huge when compared with other basic phones that are offered to seniors. We also see that the fonts used on the display are large making it  a good device for users with poor vision.


This image shows the handset's sliding keypad. This is great because I realize that some elderly users might not favor a device that relies purely on a touchscreen. A physical keyboard is almost a requirement for any decent handset for senior. We can see that the buttons are fairly large making the phone user-friendly for seniors.

Now let's look at the other aspects of its design with images from Engadget:

This image shows the phone's 5-megapixel camera and the an emergency button for summoning help. A camera is not really necessary for senior users but having a good one in a phone is a great bonus. It can be used to take images of grandchildren and other interesting stuff. The emergency button on the other hand is a requirement for senior-friendly phones because it allows users to call for aid in emergencies.

Here are a video that feature the Doro PhoneEasy 74 Android Smartphone as it was showcased at MWC. Enjoy:

What do you thin of this device? Is it finally time for a smartphone for senior citizens?

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