Doro's PhoneEasy 740 is the company's first 3G Android smartphone, which comes with a simplified UI for ease of use
A Preview of the Doro PhoneEasy 740
The PhoneEasy 740 was one of the weirdest phones to come out of MWC 2012, as it sees Doro bringing its senior-focused features to the smartphone market.
Yep, you read that right. The Doro PhoneEasy 740 is a far departure from the Swedish phone-maker's previous releases. Powered by Google's Android Gingerbread software, Doro's debut smartphone pairs a 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480) touchscreen with a slide-out alphanumeric keypad - as a way of giving customers the option of familiarity. The keypad adds a fair bit of bulk to the 18mm-thick handset, which is no doubt thanks to its oversized keys, designed for those with clumsy fingers in mind.
Under of the hood of the PhoneEasy you'll find a 650MHz single-core processor, which provides the force behind Doro's all-new Experience UI. This over-simplified custom skin provides a "fuss-free" experience with well-spaced, large and clear application icons, Doro explains, alongside a web-based management portal that enables the user, or their family and friends, to remotely manage the content on the handset.
It may be a basic smartphone aimed at the elderly, but you'll also find a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 512MB of internal memory (expandable to 46GB via microSD), Bluetooth 4.0 and fast 3G and WiFi connectivity.
The Doro PhoneEasy 740 will be released in the UK in Summer 2012.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
Doro PhoneEasy 740 News
Swedish phone-maker Doro, best known for its large-buttonedÂ mobiles designed for the elderly, has announced plans to enter the Android smartphone market. Joining in with the MWC announcements, the company has confirmed the launch of theÂ Doro PhoneEasy 740 – its first 3G Android smartphone. Full details of the handset are still to be revealed, but we […]
Doro PhoneEasy 740 Specifications
116mm x 56mm x 18mm
yes touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.2 inches
Resolution: 320 x 480
Interface: Doro Experience
External: microSD up to 46GB
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
Talk Time: 280 minutes
Standby Time: 300 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Video supported formats