GreatCall recently announced the Jitterbug Smart2, a new version of its smartphone for seniors. The phone is based on Android, but GreatCall has completely overwritten the user interface with its own software that was designed specifically for ease-of-use. It has large text and icons that are easy to identify. Basic apps include phone, text messaging, camera, internet, email, maps, and Lively. The Smart2 has voice typing and a speakerphone. The phone has a dedicated 5Star button and can access GreatCall’s health and safety services, as well as emergency services when needed. The phone has a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. It includes a 13-megapixel main camera with flash, and a 5-megapixel user-facing camera. A 2,500mAh battery provides all-day power and the phone charges via microUSB. The phone has LTE 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and WiFi. The Smart2 is manufactured by TCL, the parent company of Alcatel and BlackBerry Mobile. GreatCall says the Jitterbug Smart2 will be available from September 3. The standard retail price is $150, but it is on sale for $112.
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