Fujitsu has now revealed plans to release its Raku Raku phone for seniors in the United States and Europe.
The Raku Raku smartphone has a simplified interface to make it easier for aging users to operate. The phone runs a modified version of Android 4.0 and has larger, better legible text and a home screen that allows just a few larger senior-friendly apps like email, phone book, phone dialer and the always requested weather app.
The phone also features a voice slowing feature that makes understanding those fast talkers easier. There is also noise cancelling features.
Masami Yamamoto, the company president said it hopes to bolster its sales from 8 million to a hopeful 10 million by 2014 with the overseas release.
There is no word on what carrier will have this phone or pricing, but we will continue to follow it and provide more details as they develop.
[ source ]