Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Phones for the over-50s

The Life phone has just been showcased at CeBit and is aimed at those aged 50-plus:

Instead of a camera or music player it has a loud speaker tuned for those who are either partially sighted or use a hearing aid, a big screen and buttons....The Life phone only has the most basic functions onboard and only lets its owners make and take calls, send and receive text messages or manage their directory of numbers. The dualband Life phone can be programmed with up to five emergency numbers.

On the rear of the phone is a big red button that can be pressed in the event of an emergency and which will call one of the stored emergency numbers to summon aid.Text messages that should be sent in the event of an emergency can also be created and stored on the handset.

Maybe this will help to bridge the digital divide?

Read in full - 'Mobile targets the 50+ generation'

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