Monday, December 12, 2011

The Simple but Effective Nokia 2705 Shade

Let's look at another simple mobile phone released by Nokia. This manufacturer did not release a lot of phones in the US but the handsets that reached the US were mostly simple devices that are ideal for seniors.

This time let us take a look at the Nokia 2705 Shade, which was released by Verizon Wireless. This phone is more than two years old but it is still available via a few retail stores.

The Shade sports a simple design that is geared towards making calls. This is a good fit for senior users who require a cell phone as a device that allows them to commuincate with friends and family on the go. The phone's flip design sports a sleek body that is relatively straight forward. The only negative aspect that I see on this phone is the build quality. It's made out of plastic, which may not survive being dropped and seniors do not have the means to buy a replacement phone every few months.

Is this phone senior-friendly? Well, the 2 inch internal display performs well and users can alter the font size so it scores well in terms of display usability. The keypad is spacious with lighting for dialing in the dark. The buttons are flushed though wich means that users may take some time before getting used to dialing and messaging on this phone.

So what about performance? Tests show that the Nokia 2705 Shade performed well when making calls. We did not experience any major issues while making phone calls. The handset's volume was loud and and the voices sounded natural. These are great attributes for seniors who are hard of hearing. The battery lasts for hours with continuos talking and for up to 15 days while on standby.

The Nokia 2705 Shade also offers the following features:
  • up to 1,000 contacts
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth
  • VZ Navigator

Here are a few videos that may help you to judge this phone's quality as a cell phone for seniors:

That's it for this post on a mobile phone for the elderly. Stay tuned for more post, pictures and videos of senior-friendly cell phones.

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