Fujitsu to make entry into European smartphone market


Device aimed at senior market to be displayed at Mobile World Congress

Fujitsu has signed a deal with Orange to launch a handset aimed at the senior market, initially in France, followed by other European markets.

The device, named the Stylistic S01 is a smartphone which has been especially designed for older users.

Features include a strengthened screen that requires the same level of pressure to operate as traditional buttons do, a loud personal security alarm and enhancements to the earpiece of the device so audio can be slowed down or turned up depending on the level of hearing ability of the user.

No details are currently available on the device’s availability in the UK market.

Fujitsu corporate vice president Nobuo Otani said: “As Fujitsu’s first extensive entry into the smartphone market outside Japan, we are delighted that Orange – a company that holds a strong position in the European market – will be offering our phone.

“We are committed to the success of this partnership as we strive to expand our smartphone business overseas, while advancing the promotion of Japanese technology worldwide.”