Jitterbug Announces an Entry-Level Smartphone
Oct 31, 2012, 10:44 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Jitterbug today annnounced the Jitterbug Touch, an entry-level smartphone that is meant to make it easy for first-time smartphone owners to adjust to their new device. The Jitterbug Touch is a sideways slider based on the Kyocera Milano chassis, which includes a 3-inch QVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera, 512MB of on-board storage, support for microSD cards, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS, and Wi-Fi. Rather than run the standard Android user interface, the Jitterbug Touch uses GreatCall's custom user interface that has been dramatically simplified for first-time users. 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 does not require a contract. It costs $169 ($149 for a limited time), and is available directly from GreatCall.
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