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Easy to use UI?... like the iPhone?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Westyfield2, 10 Mar 2010.

  1. Westyfield2


    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 12,494

    Location: Bath

    Morning chaps,

    I'm after a phone for my mother. There's only two requirements for it (how easy can this be!), a) it's "easy to use" and b) it BlueTooth's with her car (Fiat 500) and dad's car (BMW 5 Series).

    What I'm trying to do is work out a list of easy to use phone's first, and then check Bluetooth compatibility, and then which networks etc.

    As an iPhone user I have to say that the iPhone is dead easy to use, perfect for her. Nice clear icons, just tap what you want, and also the phone number keys for dialling instead of using contacts are massive. Thing is; she doesn't need an iPhone - she won't use the web-browser, app store, tap-to-focus camera, etc. It'll be used for making phone calls and texting. That's it. And it seems silly to be paying £349 for the slow iPhone (£449 for the quicker one) when she won't be using the fancy stuff. But the easy to use UI is perfect.

    So yeah, recommendations on an easy to use phone (a la iPhone)?

  2. Solaris

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2006

    Posts: 1,956

    Any phone on the market?
  3. RSR


    Joined: 17 Aug 2006

    Posts: 8,861

    What about a Nokia 6303 Classic? My mum has one and doesn't seem to have any problems with it.
  4. Charlie Bravo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,623

    Location: Chelmsford

    HTC Smart? £180 sim free.
  5. Abraham


    Joined: 13 Dec 2002

    Posts: 7,646

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    I presume you've considered just a normal phone? i.e. not touchscreen, any nokia classics, a nokia 6700.

    Your only real requirement is that it's bluetooth compatible. Choosing a smartphone when she won't use any smartphone features is making life more complicated, an iphone is not the simplest UI available for a phone :confused:
  6. osc89er

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,798

    Location: Glasgow

    This man has it right. Don't waste your money.