[GADGET UPDATE] Since last month, SingTelshop.com quietly put up a relatively unusual phone up for sale. Not the Samsung Galaxy Tab as you would imagine as a unusual phone but the ZTE S202. Yep, the phone built to for the elderly with huge buttons and on-screen fonts and the direct emergency call dial.
The emergency dial sends an message alert to the pre-stored numbers on the phone.
And the following as well:
- LED Lamp
- Dimension: 108 x 49.5 x 15.1mm
- Weight: 82g
For peanuts and a 2 year plan, you give the elderly in family a potential life-saver in the S202. But if I recall correctly, S202 is previously on sale for less than S$200. The average discount amount off the handset when you sign a two year telco contract. Food for thought?
In any case, the manufacturer has make it a point to add in some entertainment features for good measure in the likes of FM Radio and music playback. And oh, ZTE is a Chinese manufacturer that also include Android phones as part of their product line-up. Well which Chinese electronics manufacturer doesn’t?
Just before you brush ZTE off as another China’s company, take note of the following (They are not the ordinary!):
- ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecom equipment and networking solutions operating in more than 140 countries, servicing 59 of the world’s top 100 telecom operators.
- Founded in 1985, ZTE is China’s largest listed telecom equipment company and trades on both the Shenzhen (A share: 000063.SZ) and Hong Kong (H share: 0763.HK) stock exchanges.
- In terms of CDMA product shipments, it secured the No.1 global position four years in a row, and was ranked second in the world when it came to the shipment of fixed network broadband access products.
Link – ZTE S202 Official Web