Doro Liberto 820 is made for seniors who want to enjoy the benefits of a smartphone

Doro Liberto 820

Doro Liberto 820 is a new handset designed for seniors who want to enjoy the benefits of a smartphone, but may need some additional support, patience or encouragement on their “journey of discovery.”

Featuring “intuitive coaching feature embedded into all core applications,” the device empowers users to become more engaged “at their own pace.” This, according to Doro, is achieved by providing helpful advice, easy set-up assistance and suggestions of more things to experience.

“Our new smartphone is ideal for the growing number of seniors who want to embark upon their digital journey – but don’t want to feel a burden by relying on busy family members for help and advice,” said Jérôme Arnaud, President and CEO of Doro. “The introduction of our new coaching function means that for the first time, Doro users will be able to take their time, learn at their own pace and have a companion that helps them get the most from their mobile.”

What makes the Liberto 820 unique is its remote device management tool called My Doro Manager, enabling easier set-up, fuss-free configuration and ongoing management of the device. This service is made up of two elements: a tutorial application within the device and a third-party “Helper” app.

Doro Liberto 820 comes with unique remote device management tool called My Doro Manager, which consists of tutorial and Helper apps.The latter allows designated family members or friends, aka Helpers, to offer remote assistance to the user once invited. These individuals are able to configure certain settings such as volume level and screen brightness, recommend certain apps, and offer support in learning how to use them.

While the Doro Liberto 820 comes with full access to the Google Play store, the company also included a selection of recommended apps, which can be easily chosen via the management suite to “help users enjoy their phones more from the beginning.”

When it comes to the phone’s look, Doro says its phone has an “ergonomic slim design” and easily accessible assistance button on the underside. Moreover, there are physical operation keys for switching the device on/off, taking a photo, adjusting the volume, navigating the menu system, returning to the home screen and back function. Backlit, high-contrast keys make operation visually clearer and easier. The Liberto 820 offers an ultra simple mode and options for very large text. The phone comes with a raised frame around the screen to protect the glass when positioned face down.

Finally, the built-in camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, and there’s also HD voice support, hearing aid compatibility, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity. The price has not been unveiled…