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Checking out the Doro PhoneEasy 622 (pictures)

Launched at MWC 2013 today, the PhoneEasy 622 is a new flip phone from Doro that's designed for a senior audience.

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Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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PhoneEasy 622 launches in Europe

BARCELONA, Spain--Launched today at Mobile World Congress, the PhoneEasy 622 is a new phone for seniors from Doro that will make its way to the U.S. soon. It has a 2-megapixel camera and is the first Doro handset that can record video.

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Bulbous keys for easy pressing

The keypad is generously spaced and keys are bulbous. In addition to numbers, it has navigational keys and shortcut keys for two programmed numbers, the camera, and text messaging.

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Video-recording debut

As previously mentioned, the PhoneEasy 622 is the first Doro handset to incorporate video recording. Its 2-megapixel camera can record video in 240x320p or 144x176p. There's a front display for the time, and two notification lights for missed calls and unread text messages.

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An emergency call button

In general, the PhoneEasy 622 has a smooth plastic construction, but the back has a soft-touch rubber feel to it for extra grip. Above the back plate is an emergency call button that will dial up to five programmed numbers when pressed.

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Sizing it up

The device comes in black and burgundy, and measures 4.01 inches tall, 2.05 inches wide, and 0.33 inch thick. On the left are a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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What's the weather today?

The handset is also the first of Doro's to feature a small weather widget on the desktop that shows the current temperature. Users can access weather information from the menu as well, and get a forecast for the next few days.

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