Doro Liberto® 810 – The Android Smartphone for Beginners.

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In today’s market, Smartphones are everywhere, but Doro have created an Android phone which is aimed at tech beginners. Taren Sloss is a Barclays Digital Eagle, part of a team of 6,000 who actively work to help people, customers and colleagues, to learn how digital technology can help them in their daily lives.

Have you wanted to engage with technology, but lost with where to start? Then the Doro Liberto 810 is your answer to this problem.  This revolutionary Smartphone is designed to be simple, easy to use, while still keeping the functionality and feel of the Android operating system and it has accomplished just that.  It features large navigation buttons along the bottom of the phone, easy to see application layout with large, clear app icons and full access to apps through the Google Play Store.

For the new Smartphone user, getting set up on a new device can be a daunting task.  Not for the Doro Liberto 810 that comes with a wonderful ‘Quick Start Guide,’ which gives easy to understand, step by step instructions helping users through popular functions of the phone.  This includes, how to install an application, making calls, adding contacts, using the camera  and getting set up on Wi-Fi.

Some things to think about:

Because this phone is meant for beginners, if you are using it for advanced processes it may be sluggish and slow to respond.  If you are planning to stream videos and play games regularly, you may want to consider an alternative phone.

No 4G Connectivity.  While this phone gets 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and       GPS, you cannot connect to 4G even if you live in a 4G accessible area.  This would have an effect on the speed of accessing information and if you have a 4G contract, you could be paying extra for a service you are not using. Why 4G, you ask? 4G services should make it much quicker to surf the web on your mobile, tablets and laptops. This service is ideally suited for video streaming.

4 GB Internal Storage. This may be enough for you, but if you start downloading lots of apps, books, movies, music, taking pictures and video you may need to invest in a MicroSD card to hold your extra data. MicroSD cards come in multiple storage sizes and depending on your personal use the costs will vary. You can pick one up from most retailers.

Final thoughts:

The Doro Liberto 810 has done what no one else has successfully done before; they have opened up the world of Smartphones to beginners in an easy and accessible way, without compromising on functionality and full use of the Android operating system.  It’s ‘Quick Start Guide’ makes it easy to get going, but it’s important to think about what you want from your phone before buying.

Barclays has innovated in financial services throughout our 325 year history, and we are committed to supporting that innovation for generations to come. More recently we have introduced digital banking innovations such as Pingit and our mobile banking app. What’s also important is that alongside this we have recognised the importance of still having the human element and through our Digital Eagles programme we have trained our colleagues to make the digital world understandable and explain the advantages of digital banking and commerce to our customers.

Further information:

Alex Keeble, Digital Eagles

Email  [email protected]

Statements made in this article reflect only the views of their author and his views do not necessarily reflect those of Barclays. The Barclays trademark is owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is used under licence.

Barclays Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 122702).

Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.  February 2014


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