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Fujitsu Stylistic S01 Review: Phone for the Elderly

As one of the largest providers of IT services in the world, Fujitsu engages in the manufacturing and development of IT equipment and hardware. Though it has years of expertise in the IT services arena as a whole, Fujitsu is a newcomer to mobile phone market. The company announced its entry in 2012 with its Raku-Raku lineup of touchscreen smartphones. Raku-Raku translates to easy to use in Japanese and as the name describes the lineup of smartphones cater to the needs of first-time touchscreen device users. Though these smartphones are available only in the Japanese market, Fujitsu is planning to launch the product in other global markets.

[box] fujitsu logoFUJITSU STYLISTIC S01 RATING:

OVERALL: 5/5

CALL QUALITY: 5/5

EASE OF USE: 5/5[/box]

As part of the initiative to expand the reach of the company’s mobile devices in the European market, Fujitsu entered into a partnership with French telecom giant France Telecom. The partnership allows Fujitsu to sell its mobile phones with Orange (flagship brand of France Telecom). To start-off with, Fujitsu is targeting the senior people market in Europe with its Stylistic S01 smartphone. With intuitive touchscreen and user-friendly functionalities, the phone is set to be commercially launched sometime in June of 2013 in France.

Specifications

The Stylistic S01 smartphone closely resembles the Fujitsu Raku-Raku lineup of smartphones in terms of design and certain features. Weighing in about 138 grams, the phone comes with dimensions of 130 x 64 x10.9 millimeters. Sporting a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display, the Stylistic S01 offers resolutions of 800x 480 pixels and comes with a distinct tactile feedback technology that assists the elderly in using the phone. In addition, the display comes with water and scratch resistant protective coating.

Fujitsu Stylistic S01

Fujitsu Stylistic S01

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1.4 gigahertz processor and an 1800 mAH battery, which offers battery life of up to 6 hours in talk mode. The phone efficiently operates on GSM and 3G networking modes. There is 4 gigabytes of internal memory space, which can be further extended with the help of micro SD card.

The S01 runs on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system. As the phone is an Android, its capabilities can be extended by installing apps from Google Play. Boasting an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera, the phone offers rich multimedia capabilities, be it capturing pictures or shooting videos.

In terms of connectivity, the Stylistic S01 smartphone has generous features and options. The phone supports GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, Wi-Fi and UMTS networks. In addition, there are also built-in GPS and Bluetooth functionalities.

Key Features for the Elderly

The touchscreen interface on the phone is simplified due to the apt integration of a unique screen technology that differentiates between accidental touches and actual touches. The screen’s touch keypad almost functions as a physical keyboard, thus ensuring easy interaction with the phone.

The Stylistic S01 modifies the tone of phone calls to enhance audibleness. Based on the age of the elderly person, the phone automatically alters the frequency of the words spoken to help people on the other side of the call. The phone also comes with a loud security alarm that alerts people in case of any accidents or emergencies.

The bottom line is that the Fujitsu Stylistic S01 is a perfect touchscreen smartphone to present to the elderly to keep them connected in the communication loop.

[box]The Verdict: Fujitsu Stylistic S01 is a great phone for seniors.[/box]

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