Going shopping with her was not a trivial experience for a gadgets freak like myself. Her requirements were completely different than my usual cup of tea:
- Non-touchscreen phone
- Loud sound
- Big & clear buttons
- Flip form factor
- Minimum number of buttons (surrounding the D-Pad)
So with that requirements we went shopping. It's actually hard to find phones without touch screen nowadays, there are more smartphones models than simple cell-phones.
To avoid the embarrassment I made sure to hold my new Omnia 7 smartphone in my hand, you know, to make sure everyone understands the cellphone is not for me… but eventually it didn't go so bad: there are a few decent phones with nice capabilities which are very simple to use, look actually good and provides exactly what my mother was looking for.
Eventually we purchased a nice flip phone by Nokia. Which provides everything we wanted, and I must say that after a while I found it fun and simple to use it (everything related to phone calls is done with 1-3 clicks which is so much fun comparing to smartphones…).
Today, however, a colleague of mine showed me a phone he just purchased, specially designed for senior citizens.
It's a phone which was purchased at DealExtreme, and it has everything that senior citizens need:
- Huge buttons
- Huge fonts
- Quick dial
- Extremely loud speakers
- Flashlight (with hardware button!)
- Special emergency switch (configured for a specific number)
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As you can see the phone is not bad looking at all! Here's how it looks like comparing to Samsung Omnia 7 and iPhone:
More details about the product in here.
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