emporia: Smartphones Now More Popular Than Landline Phones Among the Over 60s
Three out of four senior citizens would rather live without a conventional landline telephone than their smartphone. These are the findings of the 2019 Senior Citizens Survey: Smart Technology - Everyday, conducted by emporia Telecom in partnership with the German Senior Citizens League, in which 500 smartphone owners aged over 60 were interviewed.
Digital communication has become a simple matter of fact for many older people . One significant reason according to 83 percent of interviewees is: it is easier to maintain contact with family and friends via a smartphone.
According to the survey, three-quarters of senior citizens don’t want to be without their smartphone when they are out and about. It's also essential to them when travelling. It means that they always have useful information to hand, like weather forecasts and maps.
But it's far from every senior citizen that enjoys the benefits of the digital world. “75 million senior citizens in the EU today still don't own a smartphone. Yet there is an ever-increasing number of day-to-day activities that can only be performed with one. It's important to keep up to pace with modern communication technology so that you don’t suddenly find yourself cut adrift,” says Eveline Pupeter, owner and CEO of emporia Telecom. “It's our mission to guide older people into the digital future.”
The survey clearly identifies the concerns and difficulties experienced by senior citizens. Many older people worry about being left behind in a technology-driven world. For example, they wonder if they will even be able to perform daily errands and tasks such as using banking services, dealing with public authorities or buying bus and train tickets just as easily as they could before. “There's no stopping the progress of technology, but technology can also be simplified,” says emporia boss Eveline Pupeter. “We are seeking to gradually break down the fear of interacting with technology, and to help get the older generation up and ready for the future with user-friendly smartphones.
emporia is presenting two innovations simultaneously this September: The emporiaSMART.3 and the emporiaSMART.3mini. Despite their simplicity of use, both smartphones are fully intelligent, highly complex and state-of-the-art devices.
The emporiaSMART.3 is an easy-to-use top-class smartphone equipped with all the usual features such as two cameras, a powerful battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 5.5” screen, Type-C charging etc. It has a simple interface and mechanical home button and it’s also dust and splash-proof, compatible with hearing aids, has a sound amplifier, emergency call button, charging station and learning manual.
The SMART.3mini is something special. It was developed specially for men who wanted a compact smartphone that would easily fit into their trouser or shirt pocket. The SMART.3mini features a 4.95 inch touchscreen, meaning it's still easy to see and use. Spec-wise he mini is every bit the equal of its big brother, the SMART.
Talking about her mission, Eveline Pupeter says: “75 million of 65+ senior citizens in the EU still don't have a smartphone. It's emporia's goal to guide this generation into the digital future. Because being “smart” has nothing to do with age.”
The Linz-based manufacturer has a dual approach towards bringing digitalisation to the older generation. Its hardware and software solutions are precisely tailored for this target group. But it has also developed new training courses (such as Smartphones for Beginners, WhatsApp courses, Staying Secure on the Smartphone) to make it easier for senior citizens to get started.
emporia, the technology leader
emporia is an Austrian company that develops, manufactures and markets mobile telephones, smartphones and apps for the older generation. emporia’s products also include a wide range of accessories and landline telephones. Founded in 1991, emporia now operates in more than 30 countries around the world. The company is wholly owned by Eveline Pupeter who runs the business, together with her experienced management team. emporia employs 100 people. Its head office is located in the city of Linz on the banks of the Danube.
+43 670 7010 322
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Bermuda Confirmed as a Global Leader in the Fight Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation17.1.2020 21:11:00 CET | Press release
Bermuda’s regulatory regime has been assessed by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), and the global inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and confirmed for having some of the highest international standards when it comes to combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation. The mutual evaluation report (MER) of Bermuda’s systems and framework, published today by the CFATF, highlights the outstanding work that has been done to comply with the FATF 40 Recommendations, used by 180 governments to protect the integrity of the international financial system. Of the more than 75 MERs published to date, Bermuda ranks first against the Technical compliance requirements, with 39 of the 40 Recommendations rated as Compliant or Largely Compliant, is in the top six for overall level of effectiveness and one of only two jurisdictions with a high level of effectiveness in relation to its risk assessment and domestic coordination mechanisms. S
Moody’s Analytics Wins an Artificial Intelligence Award17.1.2020 13:00:00 CET | Press release
Moody’s Analytics, a global provider of financial intelligence, has won the Best Financial Services AI Solution category at the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Awards. We won this award for the QUIQspread™ solution, which helps institutions automate the spreading of financial statements. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200117005191/en/ Our extensive financial spreading expertise and data resources are at the heart of the QUIQspread tool, which uses machine learning to understand an institution’s financial data spreading policies. Increased accuracy, shorter processing times, and lower costs are achieved as the tool gets smarter with every spread. As a software-as-a-service platform, QUIQspread is scalable with business growth. It contains data on the financials of more than 22 million private firms, which immediately helps it to improve spreading accuracy. The QUIQspread tool easily integrates with clients’ inter
L&T Technology Services Reports a 10% Increase in Q3FY20 Net Profit17.1.2020 12:36:00 CET | Press release
L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), India’s leading pure-play engineering services company, announced its results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2019. Highlights for Q3FY20 include: USD Revenue at $199 million; growth of 7% YoY Revenue at Rs 14,230 million; growth of 8% YoY EBIT margin at 16.8%; up 30bps YoY Net profit at Rs 2,041 million; growth of 10% YoY During the quarter, LTTS won 9 multi-million dollar deals across all major industry segments which includes 2 deals having TCV of USD30mn+ each. On a YoY basis, LTTS has increased its USD20mn+ clients by 2 and its USD10mn+ clients by 4. “Q3 results were consistent with our expectations. We had a strong performance in three segments - Transportation, Plant Engineering, and Medical Devices that are each growing in excess of 20% on YoY basis. Digital & leading-edge technologies - the growth driver for ER&D, contributed to 41% of Q3 revenues and grew by 29% YoY. We are seeing a new set of opportunities as
Schlumberger Announces Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2019 Results17.1.2020 11:50:00 CET | Press release
Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) today reported results for full-year 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2019. Full-Year Results (Stated in millions, except per share amounts) Twelve Months Ended Change Dec. 31, 2019 Dec. 31, 2018 Year-on-year Revenue $32,917 $32,815 0% Income (loss) before taxes - GAAP basis $(10,418 ) $2,624 n/m Pretax segment operating income* $3,978 $4,187 -5% Pretax segment operating margin* 12.1 % 12.8 % -68 bps Net income (loss) - GAAP basis $(10,137 ) $2,138 n/m Net income, excluding charges & credits* $2,054 $2,261 -9% Diluted EPS (loss per share) - GAAP basis $(7.32 ) $1.53 n/m Diluted EPS, excluding charges and credits* $1.47 $1.62 -9% Full-Year Revenue by Area North America $10,843 11,984 -10% Latin America 4,149 3,745 11% Europe/CIS/Africa 7,683 7,158 7% Middle East & Asia 10,017 9,543 5% Other 225 385 n/m $32,917 $32,815 0% North America revenue $10,843 $11,984 -10% International revenue $21,849 $20,446 7% North America revenue, excluding Cameron $8,525 $9,55
H.I.G. Capital Invests in Luxury Complex Near Venice17.1.2020 11:46:00 CET | Press release
H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $35 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that one of its affiliates has recently completed an investment in Portopiccolo, a state of the art, self-contained luxury complex near Venice which includes 203 high-end residential apartments, a five-star hotel with a spa and 110 marina berths. Terms were not disclosed. H.I.G. continues to add to its sizeable holdings of real estate assets across Europe, consisting of both equity as well as debt investments, with a focus on its target market of value-add small and midcap opportunities. Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Realty Partners Europe, commented: “This marks our 10th real estate investment in Italy. The Italian real estate markets represent a key part of our European value-add strategy and we continue to actively look at opportunities in the small/midcap sector across the capital structure.” Gabriele Mag
Philip Morris International Recognized for Business Excellence in 4th Annual One Planet Awards17.1.2020 11:21:00 CET | Press release
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) has been recognized among this year’s most awarded winners in the One Planet Awards program, an initiative acknowledging business and professional excellence in industries around the world. The company earned four awards for its achievements in delivering a smoke-free future from the more than 50 judges, who represent a wide spectrum of global industry experts. PMI received Gold awards in the Achievement of the Year in Diversity and Milestone of the Year categories in recognition of becoming the first multinational company to achieve global EQUAL-SALARY certification; PMI’s president of South & Southeast Asia, Stacey Kennedy, was awarded Gold in the Woman of the Year in Business & the Professions category; and the company earned a Grand Trophy for being among this year’s most-awarded winners. “We are passionate about our work at PMI to achieve a smoke-free future and make better alternatives to cigarettes available for men and women who