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Emporia Smart keeps seniors in mind (pictures)

Running Android 4.3, the Emporia Smart is a simplified smartphone for the elderly.

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Emporia's Smart senior handset

BARCELONA, Spain -- Equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and a 4.5-inch display, the Emporia Smart is a smartphone specifically designed for seniors. It will launch in Europe towards the end of the year for about $275 (€200).

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Easy to feel for and press

Sporting simple, large, and lightweight build for easy handling, the Smart has a 4.5-inch display with a 940x560-pixel resolution. Underneath the display are three bulbous control keys for making a call, ending a call, and going to the home screen.

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In case of emergencies

Similar to other Emporia feature phones, the Smart has an emergency call button on the back (signified with a heart icon). During an emergency, a user can press this key to call 911 or other pre-programmed numbers.

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Easy access stylus

On its right edge sits a small loop to store a detachable external stylus that's reminiscent of the Palm Pilot days of yore.

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Keeping it handy

A closer look at the stylus accessory.

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Includes an 8-MP shooter

Powering the device is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 2,600mAh battery. It also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1-megapixel secondary shooter in the front.

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