20 May, 2010, Shenzhen, China- ZTE Corporation (“ZTE” - H share stock code: 00763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and networking solutions and Japanese telecommunication and media Corporation, SoftBank have announced the joint launch of SoftBank-840Z - a specially customized 3G handset for senior citizens in Japan.
The handset was launched at the SoftBank summer terminal conference held in Tokyo, Japan, with a showcase of SoftBank-840Z handsets and remote monitoring terminals from ZTE. It marks the first time cooperation between ZTE and SoftBank, and will be the first ZTE handset launched in Japan.
The handset product is specially customized for Japan’s aging population, according to Japanese user interface style customized for SoftBank and will be available in Japan by August this year.
The 3G handset is in a flip form with tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 and HSDPA/UMTS 2100 connectivity, with a dual camera function. SoftBank-840Z is equipped with a special SOS button, which can dial and send short text messages to a pre-set list of numbers and features AGPS to help locate the user in the event of an emergency. In addition, easy-to-use navigation buttons can also store friend and family numbers with one-touch, and the home button can be programmed to contact the main emergency contact. The phone also features a special button that blinks repeatedly for easy visual recognition in case of a missed call or an unread text message.
The Summer Terminal Conference also showcased ZTE’s Z001 and Z002, remote monitoring devices using UMTS 2100MHz networks. The terminals can be used for security monitoring for indoor users, with 0.3Mp camera with infrared night vision and motion detection. The application software for the terminals can also be connected using any mobile phone for maximum flexibility and security. Users can view video of their chosen location via their mobile phone, keeping an eye on the pet and the baby, the shop or their small office from wherever they are.