over in the "Huawei Jitterbug Touch 2" discussion:
I have a friend who was kind of out of the loop for a while, and would like to get them a smartphone eventually. Issue is, she's not an octogenarian (so no use for the health alert features). Are there any other devices with an uber-simplified user interface (that isn't licenced by jumpstart)?
targets users who want something more than a feature phone.
"targets its older users who might want something more capable 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.
This really isn't a bad idea, depending on how much they hit people up for a data plan. Only real problem I see is, most seniors who want a smartphone, generally will snag the free or $1.00 iPhone 4 or 4s which is as easy to use, has brand recognition, and ablity to use far more apps. Now if the touch 2 doesn't require a $30 or so data plan, I can see it working.