Emporia RL1 Review
The interface on the Emporia RL1 is as basic as it gets, and that is a great advantage considering the phone’s target audience. Making things even simpler are the help messages, which pop-up after a menu item is highlighted for several seconds.
Press the navigation key down and you are taken to the device's phone book, which you can search through by typing a contact's name. The results are conveniently displayed in real time, and it doesn't matter whether you search for a contact using their first or last name. Composing a text message is easy thanks to the phone's big keypad and the interface's large, legible font.
calculator, an alarm clock with one possible entry, speed dial for up to 5 numbers and the ability to set up reminders. You can also make a list of shortcuts for frequently used functions, which is accessible straight from the home screen.
In a nutshell, the phone's interface is simplified as much possible making it very suitable for use by the elderly. Sure, it has a few flaws, but we do not consider them to be a deal breaker.
1. ivanprskalo (Posts: 116; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
I will buy one for my dad. Maybe one for mother too. I think it is tailored to them.
7. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
I should buy one for my mom as well. lol. I will whenever the device becomes available here, even if it's via pre-order.
3. downphoenix (Posts: 2373; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I like how it kinda looks like a cheap chinese iphone knockoff in a way.
8. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Your iPhone is also a chinese. remember, it is made in china, by foxconn!!!
4. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
3 hours talk time battery life? nooo...
5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1514; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
200 hours standby time is pretty long... lol