29 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2014 2:19 AM by Froide

    Were you aware that another tablet had entered the fray? (AARP's RealPad)

    Froide

      AARP Press Center. (September 4, 2014). "AARP ANNOUNCES REALPAD, FIRST OF ITS KIND TABLET DESIGNED FOR AMERICANS 50+ APPREHENSIVE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY.  Powered by Intel, RealPad to Serve as Digital Gateway to Over 70 Million Americans 50+ "

       

      Here's an excerpt:

      Built on Google’s Android Platform KitKat 4.4, RealPad is ready for consumers to use right out of the box. Customers can pre-order RealPad beginning Sept. 4 at www.aarprealpad.org. Pre-orders of RealPad will start shipping out and be available in-store mid-October at Walmart stores nationwide right in time for the holiday season.

      This has gotten lots of press, but until this morning, I was oblivious to it. An entire paragraph is dedicated to each of the following "Five Key Differentiators of RealPad for Tech-Apprehensive Americans":    

      • Easy to Use & Intuitive Interface to Help People Stay Connected    
      • A RealQuick Fix Feature for One Click, Easy Tablet Troubleshooting   
      • 24/7 Customer Service and Remote Assistance   
      • Affordable Pricing ($189); RealPad also includes a one-year AARP membership and a one-year limited warranty on the device   
      • Pre-loaded Content and Tools to Ensure a Smooth Transition (built-in video tutorials on subjects such as understanding how to download apps, touchscreen basics, access and browse the Internet, and set up video calling, email accounts)

       

      Here are the nuts and bolts:

      Built on Google’s Android Platform KitKat 4.4, RealPad is ready for consumers to use right out of the box. Customers can pre-order RealPad beginning Sept. 4 at www.aarprealpad.org. Pre-orders of RealPad will start shipping out and be available in-store mid-October at Walmart stores nationwide right in time for the holiday season.

       

      Specifications of RealPad    

      • Easy to use interface including RealPad RealQuick Fix for users to quickly view the status of their tablet on a dashboard (including battery life,
      • Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth Status, presence of untrusted apps, etc.)    
      • Free 24/7 customer service with access to a live expert    
      • More than 20 tutorial videos (top 10 pre-loaded on the tablet)    
      • One year complimentary AARP membership    
      • 7.85” screen size    
      • 1.2GHz Intel® AtomTM Z2520 processor    
      • 2.0MP front-facing and 5.0MP rear-facing cameras    
      • 16GB memory    
      • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth    
      • OS: Android KitKat 4.4