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An Android tablet for kids? Yes, Polaroid is doing it
Posted on 4-Jan-2013 10:27. | Tags Filed under: News.

An Android tablet for kids? Yes, Polaroid is doing it
Polaroid is introducing an Android 4.0 7" tablet specifically designed for children. The tablet combines fun and entertainment for kids with security, durability and educational content.

The Polaroid kids tablet has been named a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Tablets, E-Readers & Mobile Computing product category.

“Throughout our 75 year history, we’ve been known for creating innovative and easy-to-use products that are fun for all ages,” says Polaroid President and CEO Scott W. Hardy. “The kids tablet is no exception. It epitomizes the Polaroid brand personality and brings together a host of features that will delight kids and parents alike.”

Included are a customized suite of apps like Kids Cam, Music Studio and Draw that encourage children to develop creative capabilities, and show off their creative side to friends and family members with videos, pictures and songs. The tablet also features Kids Vids, an app that allows children to stream safe and filtered videos for all age groups and Free Play, a simple & unique way to display all the free games/apps available for download from the kid-friendly App Shop.

Equipped with side and rear bumpers to help protect the tablet from accidental bumps as well as built-in parental controls and a safe web browser that are quick and easy to set up, the tablet is designed to provide a safe interactive experience. Also included is the exclusive App Shop which is loaded with a variety of free and paid kid-friendly apps. The tablet even features a display lock, which locks the tablet's display and buttons, allowing young children to enjoy videos or interactive books without interruption.

The Polaroid kids tablet comes preloaded with a selection of top-rated interactive children’s books, as well as NOOK for Android from Barnes and Noble. The tablet includes award-winning Dr. Seuss and Smithsonian interactive books which offer kids three different ways to read - “Read to me” where you listen to the book with the words highlighted, “Read it myself” where you read the book in its traditional form, and “Auto-Play” where the book plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning the pages. It also features top-rated learning apps that children will have fun with as they learn their numbers, letters and much more.

The 7.0" capacitive, multi-touch display supports 800x480 pixels resolution (16:9) , 8 GB of internal storage with additional external SD card slot. It is based on a 1.0 GHz CORTEX-A8 processor and comes with 512MB DDR3 RAM. A 2MP camera and wIFi connectivity completes the package.

Designed and manufactured by Southern Telecom, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid 7.0” kids tablet and included video stand have a suggested retail price of US$149.99.

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