Softbank Simple Smartphone For Seniors

Softbank Simple smartphone for seniorsSoftbank has a simple smartphone Softbank 204SH manufactured by SHARP and targeted at seniors.

The 4-inch LCD display shows bigger letters and icons in order for smartphone beginners or senior to use it easily. To prevent incorrect operation, when users touch an icon they want to control, a blue circle will show up on the icon and they will feel a vibration through the tip of their finger.

Other functions include an application that starts phone functionality by saying the name of the function that users would like to use (such as “camera”) and one that reads text out loud for people who have a hard time reading the text.

SoftBank will provide service for “204SH” users at a reasonable fixed monthly packet data charge of 2,980 yen.