Doro Jumps On the Android Bandwagon with PhoneEasy 740
Doro today announced its first Android smartphone, the PhoneEasy 740. The 740 is a slider that includes a touch screen and a "large, well-spaced keyboard" for easy typing. Doro provided few details about the phone, but said it will launch this summer. In conjunction with the PhoneEasy 740, Doro also announced its own Android skin for making the user interface as easy as possible to use for its senior citizen customers. The skin offers enlarged controls, PC-based set-up tools, and can also help recommend applications to download from the Android Market. Doro is also going to license the skin, called the Doro Experience, to other hardware makers.
Hands On with the Doro Liberto 825
The Doro Liberto 825 is a smartphone for people who don’t like smartphones. It’s an Android phone with a an unique, extra-simple interface, that can still run any Android apps you like.
Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body
Turing Robotic Industries today announced the Turing Phone, a handset that focuses on providing secure communications while wrapped in a futuristic design. Turing says the device is molded from Liquidmorphium, what it describes as "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel." The materials protect the phone from screen breaks or other damage that might be caused by shocks.
Consumer Cellular Launches Doro 824 Smartphone
Consumer Cellular today announced the Doro 824 SmartEasy handset, an Android phone that features a user interface simplified for senior users. The 824 is based on Android 5.1, but trades in the typical home screen experience for an action-based menu for sending messages, making calls, browsing the web, and so on.
AT&T Drops BlackBerry Priv Price to $640
BlackBerry said AT&T has lowered the price of the the Priv smartphone by $100. The phone now costs $640 at full retail, instead of $740, or $199 with a two-year contract, instead of $250.