Grandroid Phone To Target Older Generation
With most services, even the critical ones offered by the government available online, it is becoming more and more important for everyone to join in the digital revolution.
Even the people in their twilight years. Astonishingly, research has shown that only 3% of the almost 11 million people over the age of 65 in the UK own a smartphone.
This means that a good chunk of the country’s elderly population are missing out on easily accessible services as they are not connected to the World Wide Web. This is mostly down to a fear of the unknown and the misconception that smartphone usage is just for the kids.
Seeking to redress this imbalance is the Care Division of Germany-based hearing device company Audioline GmbH called Amplicomms.
They have come up with a device that is incredibly simple to understand and operate; the new Amplicomms M9000.
With this device the less tech-savvy user can enjoy all the functionalities of the Android platform without cracking their brains trying to figure out how the smartphone works.
With this phone users have two options available to them; they can either use Android 4.2 or go with the Amplicomms OS. And the beauty is that swirching from one platform to the other is simple as ABC.
Using the Amplicomms system is a great idea as it features huge icons and huge text to help the aged users navigate through the features with minimal assistance.
And to make sure those with hearing problems can make use of the phone, its designers have seen to it that the volume of the device’s speaker can go all the way up to 40 decibels.
The ringer volume can be cranked up to 90 decibels to make sure no calls or alerts are missed. Having been made by a company specialised in hearing aid design, its no surprise that this smartphone is hearing device compatible.
Other than the elderly user friendly design, there are other bells and whistles to the latest Amplicomms M9000. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor aided by 256 MB of RAM.
Also under the hood are two SIM slots to give the user the option of communicating via two networks of their choice. In terms of connectivity you get 3G Internet access and Wi-Fi. On to the big question; how much does the phone cost?
Hearing Direct are currently offering it for £139.99 SIM-free.