The Doro PhoneEasy 740: Android for old folks (from MWC 2012)

The Doro PhoneEasy 740: Android for old folks (from MWC 2012)Until now, Android has largely been a thing of the youth, all bells and whistles and customisation. It’s not particularly intuitive, and can be quite intimidating - even for experienced users. I didn’t have a clue what was going on the first time I met Android.

Now Doro is bringing Android to the masses, particularly the aged masses, with the Phoneeasy 740 – a rather unique portrait slider with a numeric keypad.

On display at Mobile World Congress, the Doro PhoneEasy 740 is stripped down to the max. There are no homescreens or widgets, and there’s no access to the Android Market.

However, Doro tells us an app portal is on the way, and one of the first releases will be – you couldn’t make this stuff up – a medicine dose reminder. A Facebook app is also in the pipeline.

On the back is an emergency button. Hold it down for a few seconds and the Doro PhoneEasy 740 will attempt to call five preset emergency contacts.

The Doro PhoneEasy 740 is expected to land in the next few months, but exact pricing and regional availability are unknown at this stage.

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