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Sky Mobile partners with Doro. We go up-close with the Doro 8050

We’ve longed covered the elderly-friendly Doro phones. They come with great features such as a friendly and easy-to-understand interface, a step-by-step setup guide and remote help via the MyDoro app. These phones aren’t just all about bigger text and louder sound, but they’ve also tuned audio frequencies for …

Doro and giffgaff dish out phones to isolated elderly people

The last few months have been a definite change for many. We’ve spent lots of time at home, being unable to really go anywhere in particular. It is, however, a fairly normal situation for a lot of senior citizens. Even when everything does re-open, a lot of elderly …

Doro 8050 Senior Smartphone now on sale

Keeping in touch right now is more important than ever. Now Doro, the leading supplier of telecom solutions for seniors, has added the Doro 8050. This isn’t all about specs – the connectivity, the “In Case of Emergency” button and the £200 price-tag are more important here. That …

A new slick smartphone for seniors. Meet the Doro 8080.

This is a new phone from the mobile phone company that is dedicated to helping seniors live a better life. Most modern phones are confusing and fiddly, so Doro is determined to deliver the same tech to the elderly but in a more approachable and simpler package. With …

Dorophone 8035 – Review

Introduction Most phone reviews have a certain pattern when we do them – it may not be all about the specs, but hell yeah, they are important. Despite the efforts of Amazon (let us not talk about the Fire Phone), Siri and the “she who has no name” …

Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

Give a modern smartphone to my nan and she’d probably get a little confused and annoyed with the thing. A phone, to that generation, should be a communication tool and nothing else. Having hundreds of tiny icons, pop-ups and games isn’t what is necessarily wanted. Plus, despite the …

Doro 8020X Overview

If you’re of a certain age the Doro handsets will definitely appeal. They’re simple to understand, easy to use and have an intuitive method of getting tasks done. Some of their line-up, like the 6050 we looked at yesterday, are more simplistic. Other handsets pack further features, such …

Doro 6050 – Review

I find myself doing something that I’ve not done for a long, long time. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a flip phone. The last time I reviewed a flip phone might have been the Motorola MPx200. That was a smartphone and, given that it was launched 2003, a …

Doro 6050 feature phone now available to buy

Remember Mobile World Congress? I certainly do. Let’s be honest, we here at Coolsmartphone don’t have the same budget as The Times or The Guardian, so I ended up stopping in a camper van, parked up in a local street. It was definitely an … experience. However, we …

Doro 6520 now available on Three

If you’ve got a hankering for a flip-phone with “proper” numeric keys, the Doro 6520 could be on your shopping list. Now, in a new partnership with Three UK, Doro have got handsets on every UK network. Doro used to be known for selling phones aimed at the …

Doro 8030 – Review

A smartphone can be a scary proposition for some. It’s like being asked to perform brain surgery for a certain section of society and it’s something that they’ll run from. Why? Well, they’re older. Age will happen to all of us, but put a modern smartphone in front …

Doro Liberto 825 announced, coming November

Smartphones. Everyone has one. There’s top-end premium ones, there’s mid-range and cheaper ones. However, for the elder generation and those just wanting something simply to operate, a company called Doro are doing quite well. Their new Liberto 825, shown here, is particularly clever because it’s a smartphone which …

Doro 820 Mini Competition – The winners

A couple of weeks ago we had a big competition to give away one of two Doro 820 Mini phones. Our mailbox was overflowing with entries on this one, so many thanks to every single entry. We’ve stuck all of them into our randomizer and the following two …

You! Win one of two Doro 820 Mini handsets!

Everyone loves a good competition, and we have a great one for our readers. We’ve teamed up with Doro, the easy to use mobile phone company, to give away a pair of Doro Liberto® 820 Mini handsets. Designed with the senior in mind, this smartphone has a simplified interface …

Doro Liberto 820 Mini – Review

Doro have found themselves a niche, they have really really thought of everything that a phone should do in that particular niche. A few weeks ago I was introduced to the new Liberto 820 Mini and when I got back from MWC there was one waiting for me …

MWC – Doro announce a smartphone for Blind People

The other day we went to see Doro and they showed us a variety of phones designed for the elderly, one of the phones was the Doro 820 Claria. It is a smartphone designed for blind people, it is controlled via a touchscreen, a custom launcher, a special case …

MWC – Tesco Mobile to take on the Doro 820 Mini

We had a look at the Doro 820 Mini just moments ago, and if you’re interested in getting one, Tesco Mobile have confirmed that they will be selling it. Yes, it’s for the elderly, but Tesco are keen to point out the “beginners” who might be interested in …

MWC – Hands on with the Doro Liberto 820 Mini

Yesterday Doro announced the Liberto 820 Mini and today we got to have a play with it and the services offered by Doro. So to recap the Liberto 820 Mini is an Android based device for the elderly or for people who want a really easy to use …

MWC – Doro Liberto 820 Mini

Doro make a range of devices that are really easy to use, aimed at the elderly or technophobes. Today they have announced the Doro Liberto 820 Mini is the “stylish” compact sibling to the company’s hugely successful Doro Liberto 820 model that launched in Q4 2014. Spec wise …

Doro Liberto 820 now available through Carphone Warehouse

Specs really aren’t what you should be buying this particular device for. I mean yes, it has a 4.5″″ screen (940×560) and runs Android 4.4.2 plus there’s an 8 megapixel shooter. It has the usual WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and there’s space for a microSD card. This, though, …

Doro Liberto 820 Launched – The Smartphone for seniors

Making phones for the elderly is one thing, but making a smartphone that’s approachable and still powerful is another. Doro have got a pretty respectable history of making phones for seniors and this, their new Liberto 820, adds the power with the support and encouragement that customers may …

Say Hello to the Doro Liberto 810

The Doro Liberto 810 is apparently “The world’s most liberating smartphone“, which is quite a bold claim from Doro. Doro AB is a Swedish public company formed in 1974.  It released its pioneering ‘easy-to-use’ mobile phone in 2007. Until recently their phones were flip style feature phones and …

MWC – Doro continue to grow, more simple smartphones on the way

Doro, like Fujitsu and their Stylistic S01, are pushing phones to elderly / senior customers. Is there room for two competing companies in this sector? Well yes, and it’s only going to get bigger. Doro tell me that some 80% of people aged over 65 now have access …

Doro announce the new PhoneEasy 622

In recent research Doro found that half of people aged over 65 years want a reliable, stylish and easy-to-use feature phone. Not everyone wants the latest and greatest 5″ smartphone, my parents are a prime example. My father in law for instance, he struggles to send a text …

Review – Doro PhoneEasy 610 (one out of three ain’t bad)

Okay, it’s not cool, it’s not smart, but the Doro PhoneEasy 610 is a phone at least! A phone which deserves a mention because of what it achieves by not being cool or smart. Why am I reviewing a feature phone? Despite his age, my elderly father has …

Doro bring Android tech to the elderly

Many, many years ago I took a look at one of the Doro phones. It was, if I’m honest, a simple phone which was modelled on a big-button calculator. Since then Doro have gained momentum. Tesco sell the Phone Easy 409s for less than £50 and it was …

Doro phones to include Tweakker provisioning

Remember Tweakker? The idea was simple. If you stick a new SIM into your phone, Tweakker steps in and sets all that APN / MMS business so that you can get browsing on your Android handset pretty quickly. It’ll setup your iPhone too, just browse to their site …

emporia – User-friendly smartphones for all

Back in 2013 we had a chat with a nice guy called Chris from Doro whilst touring the stands at Mobile World Congress. We met him again in 2015 as Doro continued to grow, offering accessible smartphones for the elderly, hard-of-hearing or those with sight problems and so …

Making mobile technology accessible for the elderly

Our visit to Mobile World Congress showed us the latest in gadgets and mobile tech. For the majority of us, these are exciting times. New phones can help us work and play faster, with better cameras, better batteries. However, for the elderly this can all be a confusing …

New Amplicomms M9500 elderly-friendly smartphone announced

We’ve previously seen Doro delivering easy-to-use-yet-clever smartphones for the elderly. I like them because it’s not just a matter of big buttons and a big screen – it’s the remote access that friendly and family can have to the phone. Now a company called amplicomms are getting in …

Black Friday – EE weekend deals details

Another network taking part in the Black Friday bonanza is EE. They’re going to be offering up some special details all over this weekend and into Monday. There’s full details of all the offers in the press release below, but the highlights include… – Get the Sony Xperia …

Podcast 133 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the Remix Tablet, the O2 buyout, HTC One M9 reviews going live, Dan and his M9, me and my Doro, the …

Podcast 131 – MWC Deconstructed

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Ian, James and John. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, our favourite things that we saw last week, our general thoughts on the big name devices from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony and …

MWC – Global Mobile Awards. Winners announced.

Believe it or not, it’s the 20th Global Mobile Awards ceremony this year. Hosted by John Cleese there were no awards for HTC this year and instead the “Best Smartphone” award went to joint winners – the Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3. Why those two? Well, …

OwnFone announce a Braille phone

Okay so it isn’t a smartphone but I still think it is an interesting development in the phone market. The London based company OwnFone have released what it claims to be the world’s first Braille phone and what’s more the front and back are 3D printed to allow …

Taking ages to charge your phone? StoreDot have the solution

Battery technology clearly hasn’t kept up with our requirements. Most smartphone owners are now used to getting only a day at best from their devices and there’s a plethora of mobile chargers and car chargers to help bridge the gaps. We want slim phones and therefore slim batteries …

MWC – Exclusive photo of the Microsoft stand

The Microsoft stand this year took a very different appearance. It’s relatively small and carpeted, but has no logos, staff or products on display. The same can be said for the Android / Google stand, which is similarly sparse with a distinct lack of free drinks and snacks …

MWC – Stylistic S01 Hands on

Last year we chatted with Fujitsu and they showed us some of their waterproof tablets and Andrdoid phones. This year, it’s a slightly different approach for Europe. They’ve launched the Stylistic S01 with Orange. It’s a phone aimed at the “more mature” end of the market and it’s …