They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
The makers of a cheap tablet for kids apparently took this saying to heart.
An inexpensive 10.1-inch Android tablet has hit the market that practically mimics the tiled interface that Microsoft has recently settled on for its Windows and Windows Phone line of operating systems.
ToysRUs is selling the fairly low-end device aimed at kids. You can take a look at the product page right around here.
Windows 8 new user interface has been deemed confusing in many tech circles, with reviewers lambasting that a lot of home and business users are struggling to get used to the new Start Screen and elements like hot corners and charms.
Can’t argue with a word like lambasting!
Microsoft, however, has maintained that the new interface is so intuitive that even a kid can use it. I guess they were right. It certainly is unique in the sense that the modern tiled (or Metro for purists) is one of the most original things to come along in a very long time.
It, however, remains to be seen how Microsoft responds to the design choice of this tablet, if at all.
And oh, the $149.99 tablet is no slouch when it comes to technologies. It has everything a kid would want from a multi-touch capacitive display to front camera, built-in speakers and Wi-Fi to a microSD card slot.