Monday, April 16, 2012

AT&T's LG A340: Eco-conscious Cell phone for Seniors

The LG A340 recently became available at the AT&T website. It was a quiet launch with no press release or other fanfare that usually accompany high-end phones and devices. This is probably due to the fact that the A340 is a basic phone that does not come with the complex features that are to be expected within today's crop of modern cell phones.

Other tech sites might frown upon or disregard a phone that does not even merit an announcement or press release but not at this blog. This site focuses on simple handsets that provide features and functionality that favor the elderly so the simplest phones are often the best phone to blog about. Well, let's look at this new AT&T cell phone for seniors and see if it can make benefit folks who are 65 or older.

The is reasonably priced at just $19.99 with a contract. That's not a bad deal for a new flip phone. This handset sports a dual color display. The main screen measures 2.4-inches with 320 x 240 pixels. It has good size and sharpness for users with weak eyes. This phone also comes with TTY support and hearing aid compatible (M3/T3 rating) so its usable for folks who have hearing difficulty. The keypad for this phone is also user-friendly. The buttons are separated so it's not difficult to dial numbers or create text messages.

The  LG A340 is also targeted towards environment-conscious users. This cell phone for seniors has a body that is made from 17% recycled materials. it also ships with  an energy efficient charger that draws less power than traditional chargers

Here are some images of the AT&T LG A340:

 And here's a list of the features for this mobile phone for seniors:
  • 3G network
  • 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture
  • GPS-based navigation
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • speakerphone
  • 900 mAh battery  with 3 hours of talk time, and up to 10 days of standby time
  • 20 Unique Ringtones + Vibrate and Silent Modes

That's it for this post. Stay tuned as we look at more phones that can  be used by seniors.

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