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Emporia designs cellphones for elderly people


The Austrian mobile phone manufacturer Emporia has introduced its new lineup of devices, which focuses on the needs of the retirement age users for a simple, easy to see and easy to use device with no fancy features. A part of this new Emporia series is the EmporiaLife slider phone.  The handset is large and is designed to be used mostly in closed position. It has large keypad and 2.7–inch easy to read monochrome display. The default standby screen is actually the contact list, so users can easily make a call without having to search trough the menus. There is also a big red emergency button on the back of the device with five preprogrammable numbers. The EmporiaLife phone also supports:

  • GSM (900/1800) / CDMA (850/1900) network
  • 200 hours standby time
  • 3 hours talk time
  • SMS
  • Vibration alarm, alarm clock, birthday reminders
  • Hearing aid compatibility
  • Built-in speakerphone



Emporia phones are expected to hit the market in Q2 2006.



Source: Slashphone

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