Jitterbug Announces the Jitterbug J
Today Great Call announced a new version of the Jitterbug. The Jitterbug J is a clamshell with large buttons similar to the original Jitterbug, but it is thinner and lighter than the previous model. The Jitterbug J has Bluetooth, so users can take advantage of wireless headsets. It also has improved on-screen navigation, custom ringtones, dedicated speakerphone key, call waiting and 30% more battery life. The Jitterbug J also offers new services, including MyCalendar, which lets users add calendar items online that automatically sync with their handset; new SMS templates; 24/7 access to a nurse call-in service; and a Complete Care package that bundles in roadside assistance and free replacement of lost or broken phones. The Jitterbug J costs $147 and includes a car charger. It is available online and via select retailers.
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.
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.
T-Mobile Adds Free Roadside Assistance to SyncUp Drive
T-Mobile today improved the appeal of its SyncUp Drive product by adding access to Allstate Motor Club. T-Mobile is updating the mobile app that accompanies its in-car diagnostics and mobile hotspot tool to include free roadside assistance.
Google Calendar to Auto-Dial Conference Passcodes
Google Calendar for Android devices will soon help people dial-in to conference calls with fewer steps and less frustration. When users dial the conference call number through the Calendar app, the app will automatically add the conference passcode to connect to the right call.
Google Maps Improves Parking Spot Finder
Google has this week made good on previous promises to make it easier for people to locate their cars after parking them. Maps for Android and iOS is being updated with a dedicated "Save Your Parking" tool that lets people not only pinpoint the location of their car on a map, but add details such as floor level, section, or parking spot for large parking structures.