The first tablet designed for women and they've gotten it so wrong.
The tech industry, for all its advancements over the years, still hasn't quite figured out what women want. In fact, it seems to be convinced that we want pink, cutesy gadgets that are 'easy-to-use' and, most importantly, FUN. Case in point: The ePad Femme, a tablet built especially for women. As usual, it seems there wasn't a single women involved in the development or production.
The ePad Femme is pink (of course), and comes pre-loaded with apps related to cooking and Yoga. It's an Android tablet (Android 4.0), so the world is your oyster as far as apps are concerned. However, the company wants to remove the stress of having to search for and download applications so they've done it for you. There's also a lovely rose-hued pink wallpaper. The device sells for $190 and is the work of Eurostar, a Middle Eastern company.
"We are easing out the hurdles of browsing or downloading applications with Android," Mani Nair, head of marketing for Eurostar, told ABC News. "Preloaded are cooking recipes, a yoga app, Office on the go. They are very user-friendly."
Cooking, yoga, clothing conversion, shopping, and weight-loss tracker apps aside, the tablet packs an 8-inch display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and the aforementioned Android 4.0. No word on whether it comes in colors other than soothing pink (shocking as it may seem, many women don't actually like pink). Either way, I am glad there is finally a tablet designed just for me. Now I don't have to feel left out when my (female!) cat chills out and watches bird videos on the PlayBook.