TOP GADGETS ON THE PLANET: New smart phone with the elderly in mind

Finally a phone for this growing population group…

image New Fujitsu F-12D / RakuRaku Android smartphone with specialized accessibility features for use by elderly people is coming, according to buzz. The new Fujitsu RakuRaku phone will feature a touchscreen and interface built by Fujitsu with the old people in mind. The new Fujitsu F-12D smartphone will run a customized Android OS and is packed with friendly features and “cool” hardware that would prevent elderly users from becoming confused or overwhelmed while using the phone. The new Fujitsu RakuRaku smartphone will feature a simplified UI with large text and oversized virtual buttons with only vertical scrolling to make everything as easy as possible for seniors. The screen on this phone is also able to distinguish between accidental touches and purposeful taps. The new Fujitsu F-12D smartphone for seniors will also have some additional features including voice recognition, TV tuner, built-in apps, 3 quick-dial home screen buttons and menu layouts, a dedicated RakuRaku home page column, and an icon for in and out zoom. It is also waterproof. Fujitsu and Google both designed the upcoming Fujitsu F-12D. For now, this new phone will hit the Japan market in August of the year 2012 via NTT DoCoMo, although a worldwide roll out is expected of it sometime in the near future.

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TOP GADGETS ON THE PLANET: New smart phone with the elderly in mind

Finally a phone for this growing population group…

image New Fujitsu F-12D / RakuRaku Android smartphone with specialized accessibility features for use by elderly people is coming, according to buzz. The new Fujitsu RakuRaku phone will feature a touchscreen and interface built by Fujitsu with the old people in mind. The new Fujitsu F-12D smartphone will run a customized Android OS and is packed with friendly features and “cool” hardware that would prevent elderly users from becoming confused or overwhelmed while using the phone. The new Fujitsu RakuRaku smartphone will feature a simplified UI with large text and oversized virtual buttons with only vertical scrolling to make everything as easy as possible for seniors. The screen on this phone is also able to distinguish between accidental touches and purposeful taps. The new Fujitsu F-12D smartphone for seniors will also have some additional features including voice recognition, TV tuner, built-in apps, 3 quick-dial home screen buttons and menu layouts, a dedicated RakuRaku home page column, and an icon for in and out zoom. It is also waterproof. Fujitsu and Google both designed the upcoming Fujitsu F-12D. For now, this new phone will hit the Japan market in August of the year 2012 via NTT DoCoMo, although a worldwide roll out is expected of it sometime in the near future.

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