realpadThe American Association of Retired Persons (or better known as AARP in short) has put up for sale a tablet that will target those who happen to have lived more than five decades on this earth, and are not too comfortable with the idea of purchasing any tablet in the market. Hence, the birth of the $189 AARP RealPad which is roughly the same size as that of the iPad mini, although it will run on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system that sports a custom app launcher which features large icons along the way.

Other goodies that keep the RealPad company would be pre-loaded games, tools, and an AARP app to help you get started right out of the box. It is clothed in plenty of marketing garb, of course, where in reality, it is an ordinary Android-powered tablet that carries a custom skin.

For $189, one will most probably be able to get a whole lot better specified tablets, and the AARP RealPad’s specifications are nothing to write home about. We’re talking about a 7.85” display at 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 5MP camera at the back, a front-facing 2MP camera, and GPS support. After all, you can always purchase other Android tablets and install the free AARP app from the Google Play Store.

The only plausible reason to pick this up? AARP offers 24/7 live customer support, which might come in handy if you do not have anyone on hand to help you out at that particular moment.

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