Sagem Wireless launches NFC phone for the over 50s

The new Cosyphone uses NFC to make it easy for users to access the features on the phone without having to scroll through menus on the handset.

LAST GENERATION? Sagem's Cosyphone is 'ultra simple and elegant' and aimed at the over-50's

Sagem Wireless has launched the Cosyphone, a near field communication-enabled phone aimed at the over 50s.

“Cosyphone is designed to be ultra simple and elegant, with an ergonomic form factor and user interface to simplify access to the features users want quickly and easily,” says Sagem Wireless. “Cosyphone uses contactless NFC technology (near field communications) to enable users to access the features of the device without scrolling through menus on the handset.”

“Users can create pre-configured and customised shortcut cards (or ‘tags’) for friends and family, or services such as the doctors or the supermarket, and simply wave their device over the cards to activate the call or text message,” the company explains. “Shortcut cards can also be used for data services, for example accessing the latest weather or traffic information on the phone’s browser.”

The Cosyphone also includes a large keypad with raised and separated number keys. “Number and text input is simplified by the width of the key surface area, and the key shape is rounded on the top for better tactile awareness,” says Sagem Wireless. Micro-vibration feedback gives the user assurance they have pressed the right key and the screen display uses fonts that are highly legible in various lighting conditions. The device also comes with a charger cradle that is also designed for ease of use — the phone slides in easily and does not require any cable attachments.

SIMPLE: Users can touch tags to access features instead of navigating through endless menus

“Everything about the Cosyphone is centred around comfort and simplicity, from the shape, weight and display of the device to the user interface and charger cradle,” says Thierry Buffenoir, CEO of Sagem Wireless. “We have integrated the latest NFC technology to enable users to customise how they access the features they require from a mobile device. Despite such a wide variety of devices on the market, with an ageing population in Europe there is an opportunity for a simple, effective connected lifestyle device which makes life easier. Cosyphone fills this gap in the market.”

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