Slate For Kids Comes With Wi-Fi, 50 Apps

  • Kid-friendly, multi-touch, Wi-Fi capable
  • Internet and Flash support
  • Store only availability  
Toys R’ Us has announced plans to make its own tablet device geared solely for kids.

  • Kid-friendly, multi-touch, Wi-Fi capable
  • Internet and Flash support
  • Store only availability  
Toys R’ Us has announced plans to make its own tablet device geared solely for kids. To be called Tabeo, the new 7-inch device will be made available with a wifi capability and Flash support to allow ‘full Internet experience.’ This multi-touch tablet also offers 4GB of internal flash memory that is expandable through a microSD slot.
 
There are special parental controls integrated at the Tabeo tablet, which will allow parents to tailor the levels of security for children of multiple ages to access various types of content depending on their bracket. Contents can be filtered and time spent online can also be limited with the parental controls. Parents will be notified via email if their children entered unfiltered environment.
 
Since Toys R’ Us will not offer the sale of the product online, the move is a strategy of the company to lure parents to visit the company’s retail stores.
 
The Android tablet comes packed with 50 pre-installed apps which are carefully selected to entertain and educate, as well as help children to explore the Internet. Then an additional 7,000 additional free apps will come soon after Toys R’ Us has launched an app store for Tabeo. 
 
Game apps that are included in the device include Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, Tiki Golf, and more, while educational and learning apps include AlphaTots, Discovery Kids Putterbugs, Operation Math and TechCalc. Other useful apps to hone children’s creativity and skills in photography and cooking include Putt Putt Zoo, Freddy Fish and the Stolen Shell, and Camera App. Other useful apps to come with the device are iStoryBooks, Candy Factory and Little Red Riding Hood.
 
The entry of Toys R’ Us into the children tablet space will put it up against other popular tablets for kids like LeapPad and InnoTab. Other tablets that can match Tabeo’s $150 price tag are TechnoSource’s Kurio Kids tablet and Oregon Scientific’s Meep Kids tablet. 
 
The new, kid-friendly device was created by Chouette Publishing and the company has announced availability in the U.S. by October. No further announcement has been made about when the device will be sold in Australia.
 
Other features include:
  • Front-facing camera to capture and share special moments
  • HDMI output to enjoy photos, videos, and more on your TV
  • 1.0 Ghz processor makes gaming fast and fun!
  • Capacitive multi-touch screen makes usage simple
  • 4 GB Storage, but is expandable via micro SDHC slot (up to 32 GB)
  • Drop-safe bumper included
  • Weighs 1.7 pounds
  • Measures 9.2 x 8.4 x 2.0

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