There are a couple of new smartphones aimed at older consumers being launched in Europe.
Technology Review has a good overview of what they are all about.
The Fujitsu Stylistic SO1 is the most interesting device. Based on the extremely popular Raku-Raku (Easy-Easy) handset that has been sold for some time in Asia Pacific.
For a detailed description of the product read Digital Trends.
A few things caught my attention:
- Lots of thought has gone into the navigation and the way the keyboard works
- It is possible to slow the speech - marvellous when you are trying to listen to some garbled voicemail message
- The playback sound can be customised to the age of the user (I would like to see this in operation). But it sounds fantastic.
I would love to have a trial of the device - anybody reading this blog who would like to provide one? Dick Stroud