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Smartphone for older people offers simplified software
29th February 2012
Republic of Ireland
A NEW smartphone especially designed for older users has been announced, with the aim of helping senior citizens join the mobile internet revolution.
It is the first smartphone from specialist manufacturer Doro. The device, which features a slide-out keyboard as well as a touchscreen, runs an adapted version of Google’s popular Android software.
The firm has developed its own, simpler interface, which it calls ‘Experience’, and is recommending apps that it thinks older users will find particularly useful.
The Swedish company made the announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the mobile industry's annual get-together, alongside a slew of announcements mainstream manufacturers such as HTC, Nokia and Sony.
People who live in disadvantaged areas have a greater risk of developing cognitive dysfunction than people in better off areas, a study by Professor Helene McNulty and colleagues at the University of Ulster has found.