Jitterbug Debuts Touch 2
Jitterbug recently released the Touch 2, a new touch-based phone that targets its older users who might want something more capable than a feature phone. The device has a 4-inch screen with 800 x 480 pixels, 1.5GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, and 4GB of storage. It does away with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard found on last year's original Touch smartphone. The Touch 2 is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but runs a user interface skin custom-developed by Jitterbug to be easier and simpler to use. It offers a bevy of the services that make Jitterbug popular with members of the AARP, such as 5Star Urgent Response, Shake for Help, and MedCoach. The Jitterbug Touch 2 does not require a contract. It costs $159 ($139 for a limited time), and is available directly from GreatCall.
TCL Reveals the BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone
TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES last month, but has now shared all the KEYone's details.
GreatCall Debuts Jitterbug 5
GreatCall today announced the Jitterbug 5, its latest senior-friendly handset. The Jitterbug 5 is a traditional flip phone, but it has access to GreatCall's health and wellness services, such as 5Star, medication reminders, brain games, urgent care, and check-in calls.
New Big-Screen Jitterbug Smart Made by Alcatel
GreatCall has released the Jitterbug Smart, a new smartphone made by Alcatel. It replaces the Jitterbug Touch3 by Samsung.
FCC Shines Light On Unannounced Flip Phone for Jitterbug
Documents on the FCC web site have revealed an unannounced flip phone for Jitterbug. The Jitterbug Flip, as it is referred to in FCC documents, was manufactured by Alcatel OneTouch and includes two screens and a rather basic set of features.
GreatCall Touts Touch3 for Seniors
GreatCall recently announced the Samsung Touch3, an Android smartphone designed specifically for senior citizens and older users. The Touch3's major selling point is the user interface, which has been stripped down to the bare essentials in order to make it easier to use.
targets users who want something more than a feature phone.
If this statement doesn't show how it's time to ditch the dumb label of "feature phone" then I don't know what will. Something more capable than a "feature phone" would have,,, wait for it,,, MORE FEATURES. A smart phone is loaded with features, features is what a smartphone is all about, so therefore a smartphone is not only a feature phone but the ultimate feature phone
Of course it's not because of the poor thinking behind the creation of the label "feature phone".
It's time to stop using this label and use another that actually fits.
Not a bad idea.