There is a French electronics producer that is already producing tablets, netbooks and other devices that are specialized for children. Lexibook is trying to grow their niche market by putting out a tablet that is designed for senior citizens. With their new Serenity Ultra Tablet, they may have finally put out a product that is easier to navigate, and simpler to use.
The table does use an Android based operating system, but the big difference is that the user interface has been simplified. The settings are simpler and easier to follow. Probably one of the nicer features is that the icons are much bigger and easier to read. This means that using apps will be easier.
Many tablet users use the devices to do their shopping. Whether ordering something from Amazon, buying birthday gifts for the grandkids from Lego, ordering Medical Supplies, or ordering a pizza, the whole process will be simpler, and faster.
The Serenity Ultra tablet is sold in France right now for around 300 Euros. But indications show that Lexibook hopes to sell the product in the US in the coming months.
The Serenity Ultra has a screen that is roughly the same size as the iPad mini (7.9 inch), a 1024 x 768 pixel display. Utilizing a 1 GHz dual core processor, and 8GB of storage, with a microSD card slot, HDMI and USB ports, and to finish it has front and rear cameras. With the front and rear cameras it makes it easier to keep in touch with the grandkids via skype or other software that allow face to face chatting.
Serenity is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and comes with some pretty great software from Lexibook. In tests the battery life was able to deliver about 5 hours of heavy usage on a single charge, delivered from the 3800mAh battery. The total weight puts the tablet at around 1.1 pounds.
It will be exciting to see if Lexibook can successfully integrate the tablet into the Fiercely competitive US market.