Senior phone specialist Doro is set to give the elderly community something of a speed boost, with the manufacturer confirming it is working on its first 4G LTE smartphone.
Having recently made the jump from feature phones to senior-friendly smartphones, the company has now revealed its plans to introduce more mainstream technologies to its next wave of devices, with 4G to be one of the first additions.
“Doing an LTE device is clearly in our thoughts and in our roadmap,” Chris Millington, Doro’s Managing Director for UK and Ireland said addressing TrustedReviews recently.
Despite confirming plans for a 4G phone, Millington has suggested that this technology is still being driven by buyers – so networks and retailers – rather than the wider consumer community.
“It’s really about customers driving 4G rather than our consumers actually wanting 4G,” he told us. “3G is more than enough right now, especially with the data speeds you can get.”
Although teasing the company’s plans, Millington failed to offer any timeframe of when Doro’s first 4G phone will enter the realms of reality.
However, with the newly unveiled Doro Liberto 820 combining simple accessibility with mid-range smartphone specs, it appears the company is ramping up the functionality it offers to its target, over 65 market.
As such, we could see Doro make the jump to 4G sooner rather than later. Given traditional launch patterns, we would keep an eye on MWC 2015 for a potential siting of the first 4G Doro device.
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