Cutting-edge technology isn't just for younger people, according to Sagem Wireless. It's just announced the launch of the Cosyphone, which is an NFC-equipped handset aimed at anyone aged over 50. (Yes, we know fifty isn't old).
The company says the new mobile phone – which has a large keypad and haptic feedback - is "designed to be ultra simple and elegant". The built-in Near Field Communication technology isn't used for mobile payments but instead can activate the phone's features in association with NFC cards. Customers can can create customised shortcuts (such as calling a specific person, sending a text message or going to a mobile web page) which are activated by waving the Cosyphone over a card.
Thierry Buffenoir, CEO of Sagem Wireless, said "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. 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 aging 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."