O2 Jet hits shops to save technophobes

It's a wonder we ever got passed rotary dialling the way some people moan about technology. Apparently one in three of us (we use the word in its loos

It's a wonder we ever got passed rotary dialling the way some people moan about technology. Apparently one in three of us (we use the word in its loosest term) is confused by all the functions on a mobile phone.The problem, it seems, is that just as pops susses out the programme timer on his VHS, he looks up to discover the rest of the tech savvy glitterati has already moved on several generations and is busy fine-tuning its Sling Boxes.CrustiesWell now O2 is throwing a virtual tow rope to those not able to cope with camera/music/video phones with the launch of its Jet phone, which hits shops today. Sadly not as exciting as it sounds, the name actually refers to the 'jet' black colour. Its top features are the more than three-week battery life and 'ease of use'. Like Vodafone's Simply range there's no camera, no video calling and no music player. It just makes calls and sends texts or, for the more adventurous, emails via GPRS.It does also boast Bluetooth (careful), a loud speaker and a colour screen. According to O2's research it's the type of phone that half of all users want - funny, we thought those phones were called Nokias.

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O2 Jet Price: £60 (Pay As You Go) On sale: Now Contact: O2    Related stories:Vodafone launches the simpleton's saviour