Touch panel smartphone aimed at OAPs
Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:06:23 BST
Tech manufacture, Fujitsu, is working on a mobile handset which is designed both for the most venerable members of our society and also worthy of being referred to as a fully fledged smartphone, according to Computer World.
While the device will feature various smart features, such as an iteration of the Android operating system and a large touch panel display, it will actually harness a heavily modified interface, in order to make touchscreen interactions easier to carry out and understand, for those in their later years.
Fujitsu is apparently joining forces with Google, to make sure that Android is customised as comprehensively as possible to suit the target audience.
The touch panel and the software will be able to ignore accidental touches, which Fujitsu believes will avoid many of the frustrations which might otherwise emerge.
It seems that this largely amounts to requiring that users double tap icons when they want to launch an app, rather than pressing them once.
The touch panel display will also be clickable, in order to make the second tap all the more decisive while also providing feedback to the user. Fujitsu will have the handset out in its native Japan next month, with an international roll out also on the cards.
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