Fujitsu has announced the launch of its newest smartphone that was designed specially for senior users, the smartphone dubbed the STYLISTIC S01 will be the first smartphone from the company to be available out of the Japanese market.
The device was designed with a touchscreen that helps the user avoid accidental touches and prevent unintended operation, the capacitive display utilizes a unique screen technology that requires the user to apply the same amount of pressure as they would with a phone that only has buttons, somewhat similar to Blackberry’s SurePress Technology.
The STYLISTIC S01 has super large icons for easy operation and a simplified layout so the user can operate the device easily. It comes with audio technology to make the phone senior-friendly, senior users can hear the voice of the person on the other end easier, the phone also has the function to slow down the speech of callers who speak rapidly without lowering the pitch of their voice or changing the length of the conversation.
The phone is powered by a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 4GB onboard memory and a microSD card slot for expansion. It also comes with other specifications such as an 8.1-megapixel camera and a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video calling with family members. The handset comes with a 4-inch touchscreen display with a 800×480 pixel resolution, it supports GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and 3.5G HSPA connectivity.
The handset is IP58-rated for water and dust-resistant and is equipped with a loud personal security alarm that can alert people around in emergency situations. Fujitsu will debut the seniors-friendly handset at the MWC 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.