Samsung to release mobile for the elderly

Samsung is about to disclose news on a new mobile phone specifically aimed at elderly users. Samung is the first major phone manufacturer to produce such a design.


To be known as the C3060R, the new handset will be released as a candybar to give users a simple, uncomplicated, design which will be of benefit to users who might suffer from joint-related problems. The last thing such a person wants is a fiddly slider.


The keypad features large-format, illuminated keys to support less than perfect eyesight. Each key will be made out of rubber to increase tactility. In addition, the interface menus are simplified.


According to the Ubergizmo website, the phone has a 2.2 inch TFT display packing in 176 x 220 pixels, an SOS key plus a 1.3-megapixel camera.


The phone will be first released into Russia. There is no news, yet, of a UK release or of an associated price.


Click to read the Ubergizmo story




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