Let’s call this what it really is. Sean Portnoy on the AARP RealPad, a tablet for senior citizens.
“[I]t’s bigger than a smartphone yet smaller than a laptop computer.” That’s how the blog for AARP introduces the RealPad, a new tablet that the advocacy group for people older than 50 has just announced it will be selling to a market it considers vastly underserved: older adults who haven’t taken the tablet plunge… Finally, a year’s membership in AARP is included in the price.
I call it the ‘depends’ tablet. Marketing it to seniors is an insult to their intelligence. Take a look at any Apple Store on Saturday morning and you’ll see plenty of seniors learning to use a tablet– an iPad.