CHALFONT, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Telikin, the easy to use and virus-free personal computer, will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 6-9, 2011. The alternative PC comes with pre-loaded applications and an integrated menu of the top ten personal interest functions, including video chat, photo sharing, email, local and national news, address book, weather, calendar, shopping, games and health sites, all in a sleek, touchscreen design.
The out of the box ready to use computer is designed to offer a friendly option to baby boomers and older that are looking for the Internet experience without the frustration of current personal computers.
“With its intuitive and structured menu of applications and clear-cut user interface, Telikin is the first computer truly made for baby boomers and older,” praised Dr. Jean Coppola, professor at Pace University. “Gerontechnology studies how seniors interact with computers and Pace University is at the forefront of this research. We have been studying this field for over five years and testing various computers, nothing comes close to Telikin.”
The Census Bureau reports there are more than 46.5 million consumers over the age of 60 and the baby boomer generation, those now 44-62 constitute make up approximately 25% (76 Million) of the total US population. By the year 2012, people age 50 and older in the United States will number 100 million people. The new concept of Telikin is launching into an untapped, eager market. Sales are expected to exceed one million by 2012.
“Our passion is to bring a simple, yet fully functional computer to consumers that don’t require business applications,” said Fred Allegrezza, president and CEO of Telikin. “The initial reaction to the product has been tremendous, specifically because we have captured the top functionality of PCs including video chat, photo sharing, email and social media, minus the viruses, pop-ups and overwhelming number and costs of applications.”
According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (August, 2010), social networking among Internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May 2010. In that time period, social networking use among Internet users age 50-64 grew by a huge 88%. And those 65 and older grew a whopping 100% from 13% to 26%.
Telikin, priced at $699.99, comes with its software fully installed, ready to go out of the box with 24/7 customer support and is currently available online and will be available at national retail stores the end of Q1 2011. For more information about Telikin, please visit www.telikin.com or at CES, North Hall, booth #3008 in the Silver Summit Section.