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Tablets appeal to wrinklies and kids more than smartphones

Tablet touch screens 'so intuitive'

Media tablets, such the the Apple iPad, will become increasingly popular with groups that haven’t been associated with computing or mobile devices in the past – old people and young children.

“The magic of media tablets for seniors and children is the touch screen interface. It’s so intuitive,” adds Mark Beccue, a senior analyst at ABI Research. 

“These demographic groups will rely heavily on downloaded apps over web surfing on their media tablets.”

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Apps designed for young children, such as books and interactive, educational games will become increasingly popular and may even propel media tablets to become the de facto replacement of personal DVD players, particularly in cars.

In 2016, nearly one billion media tablet apps designed for young children will be downloaded, predicted ABI..

Two of the biggest-selling Christmas presents in 2011 were the Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer tablet for kids and Vtech's InnoTab childrens' tablet.


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