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06. 29. 2006

I just want a phone


Here's an interesting twist, a cell phone without the whiz-bang-camera-mp3-pda-video-blinky light extras. Stripped down to its bare minimum, product developers in India have developed the Mini Mobile. Designed with young children and the elderly in mind, as these users do not require or cannot use all the complicated features that are increasingly packed into phones. Without hard to read screens or hard to press keypads, it has just 3 buttons for placing calls to pre-programmed phone numbers. The Mini Mobile brings back simplicity and functionality into the usual one-up-manship of mobile phone design.

Via IBNLive through Mobile Mag.

Posted by Ray    Category: devices
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"Designed with young children and the elderly in mind" - whenever I read stuff like that, I get a rash.

How about: "designed for people who don't need, want or can't handle extra features in their phone.

And I also can't stand the "hard to read displays" thing. How about improving them, instead of removing them?

And you might need more than three numbers. Elderly people might be short on sight but they're not stupid. I think most people who deal in "silver sufer" or the "50+" hype tend to forget that.

My granny is 90 and she knows how to use a normal phone. What problems would she have with dialing numbers on a cellphone? Gets me angry that gadget.

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