A widely-held opinion about elderly people is that they are afraid of modern technology. That is not always true, obviously, as there are hundreds of grandmas and great-uncles who would love to have a smartphone. The latest device from Samsung, HTC or Apple might be a bit too much for them but there is a solution. Jitterbug has just released the Touch 2, a phone that combines smartphone experience with user-friendly interface designed with “aging Americans” in mind. The handset is available from Great Call and currently costs just $139. This is a time limited offer, with the regular price being set at $159.
Jitterbug Touch 2 from Great Call
The Jitterbug Touch 2 features a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution and is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor from Qualcomm. The phone offers 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. The handset is also equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a battery that will provide up to 5.3 hours of talk time and up to 13 days of standby time. Unlike last year’s original Touch, the second-generation model is touchscreen only device and does not have a physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Jitterbug’s own skin on top for easier and simpler use.
The Jitterbug Touch 2 comes pre-loaded with a handful of health-oriented apps that are especially appreciated by older users. For example, 5Star Urgent Response provides instant access to NAED Certified Response Agents. MedCoach app helps users keep track of all the medication and vitamins they are taking. Finally, thanks to Urgent Care app, users will have one-touch access to a registered nurse or board-certified physician in case they need medical advice.