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Doro CEO speaks at CES "Forever Young: Tech Assist for Life After 50"

 Doro Senior Technology Designs Continue to Storm Across the U.S. in 2010

Global Demand Surges for Doro’s Award-Winning Mobile Phones
2010 International CES

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Doro, the global leader in designing smart, easy-to-use, and stylish phones for baby boomers and active seniors is exhibiting their entire line of senior-friendly products at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Jérôme Arnaud, CEO of Doro, is also speaking on a panel of industry thought leaders titled, “Forever Young: Tech Assist for Life After 50.” Doro joins the growing ranks of companies focused on designing technologies for seniors and is demonstrating their line of products at the Silvers Summit, a showcase of the products and services to help baby boomers and seniors enjoy the benefits of technology.

    “We launched Doro Care in Europe several years ago with the belief that simple, stylish product designs will appeal to seniors and consumers worldwide”

On the floor of the International CES in Las Vegas, the 2010 Silvers Summit Exhibition area at CES is 50% larger than it was in 2009. “After years of a technology ‘arms race,’ where designers crammed more and more technology into smaller and smaller devices, designers realized that their grandparents couldn’t handle or see or hear these new devices. So now, designers like Doro are stepping back to look at how individuals actually interact with technology,” declared Robin Raskin, head of the Silvers Summit at CES. “Doro is leading this exciting growth area in consumer electronics.”

“With one year’s success in the U.S. and 30 years’ success in Europe, we at Doro see from our senior-testing facilities and from our sales reports that there is a growing market for smart, innovative designs for seniors,” offered Arnaud. “When people are young, they get used to the conveniences of technology, but as they age, those technologies become more difficult to use. Our designers spent years working with seniors, testing dexterity, vision, hearing, and memory. We crafted a stylish and thoughtful line of consumer electronics to meet the needs of anyone as they age.”

“We launched Doro Care in Europe several years ago with the belief that simple, stylish product designs will appeal to seniors and consumers worldwide,” explained Arnaud. “Doro’s huge jump in worldwide sales validates this conviction. We saw an order uptake of 38% in the 3rd quarter of this year and have established a truly global presence.”

For Doro, the passion for making quality senior products extends beyond the compelling business opportunity. “The Swedish heritage of Doro helped us be at the forefront of designing consumer technology for seniors, this is the reason we named the product line Doro Care,” said Arnaud.“This is a very personal issue for all of us at Doro and something we feel passionately about.”

Over a year ago, Doro arrived in the U.S. with ergonomically designed, stylish phones to answer the call of the growing population of seniors accustomed to mobile phones as part of their lives. Armed with scientific studies, surveys of seniors, and surging sales across Europe, Doro entered the U.S. advocating the need for technologies that adapt to seniors’ bodies as they gradually change from the natural aging process. In October, Doro continued to build on this momentum by releasing two new mobile phones: the Doro PhoneEasy 410 and Doro PhoneEasy 345 and announcing a partnership with Consumer Cellular, the exclusive service provider for AARP, providing access to their nearly 40 million members.

Doro’s passion won recognition in 2009 from the prestigious iF Gold Product Design Award and the ‘WonderVision Award’ presented by Stevie Wonder. Doro continues to receive praise from users all over the world who are finally comfortable with their mobile phones.

About Doro

With over 30 years’ experience in telephony, Doro is today characterized by its innovative and user-friendly telecom products. The company develops, markets, and sells a wide range of telecom products in more than 30 countries through a variety of retail outlets, including electronics stores and online stores. Doro had revenues of 51 million USD in 2008 and posted sales growth of 38% i

Wednesday, January 6, 2010