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Tabeo Android Tablet for Kids Announced by Toys R' Us
Toys R' Us just announced a new Android Tablet for kids called the Tabeo. The tablet will go on sale at the retailer on October 21st for $149.99. Here's a breakdown of specs:
- 7-inch screen
- Custom version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4GB of internal storage
- A microSD slot
- Front and rear cameras
- Wi-Fi and HDMI connectivity
- Battery life that promises up to 7 hours of video or 10 hours of normal use.
- 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
- 1GB of RAM
The tablet is specifically designed to cater to kids, and has software tweaks geared toward that goal. Here's a quote with additional details,
Source: AndroidTablets.net via MobileBurn and ToysRUs - Tabeo
It's designed for kids to navigate easily, and parents to feel comfortable managing. Toys"R"Us includes security levels for up to eight users, so parents can set app and web browsing privileges according to the age appropriateness of multiple children. The software blocks websites based on 27 categories, and parents can add or remove sites to or from the list remotely. A tabeo can also limit when or how long a child accesses the internet.
The tabeo comes preloaded with nearly 20 popular games, including Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, and Temple Run. It also has apps designed for photography, cooking, and other activities. The iStorybooks app enables reading, and learning apps from Discovery Kids and other sources help educate users. Parents can acquire more apps by visiting the tabeo App Store, a filtered store with apps that Toys"R"Us pre-approves.
09-10-2012 10:33 AM
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We reported this story, but in all honesty, our editors think that you can do better. Really, if you compare the specs, then the Nabi 2 would be a better choice for kids. You can get them at WalMart, Best Buy and Amazon. It's 50 bucks more, but you get a much more robust tablet for you money, and is just as versatile and secure for kids.