Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Samsung Haven: Verizon's New Cell Phone for Seniors

AT&T recently introduced the Pantech Breeze II, the update to their popular mobile phone for the elderly. Well, Verizon Wireless obviously took note of the move and decided to release a new mobile phone for senior citizens. Let's check out the newly announced Samsung Haven.

The Samsung Haven is a very simple mobile phone which will be available at Verizon Wireless starting July 29 for $40 with a new contract.

This new cell phone for seniors is obviously designed to be user friendly. For instance, it's a very basic device which one can learn to use in a few hours. The design does not even include a camera in an effort to be simple and easy-to-use.

The Samsung Haven sports a large display at 2.2 inches which features adjustable fonts for better visibility. It also offers a smaller external display (1.07 inch) that indicates basic information such as signal strength, time and battery life.
This new Verizon Wireless cell phone for senior citizens also come with dedicated 911 keys and ICE (In Case of Emergency) buttons.

Here are the rest of info for the Samsung Haven for Verizon:
  • 2.2″ 176×220 internal screen and a 1.07″ 96×96 external display
  • voice-capable menu system
  • speakerphone, voicemail and voice commands
  • pill reminder, fitness trainer, soothing music, and medical information app
  • 16 MB of RAM and 64 MB of ROM
  • dual band CDMA (800/1900) with CDMA 2000 1x RTT data
  • Dimensions: 100 x 51 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 99 g
That's it for this new senior-friendly phone. Stay tuned for more news and Updates on mobile phones for the elderly.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got this phone for my 89 year old grandfather. It is HORRIBLE. Not easy to use, very difficult for him to see the display, and worst of all, the ringer does not get very loud no matter which tone you use and he can never hear it!! This is NOT a good alternative for most seniors. Look elsewhere!!!

April 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM  

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