Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.
The world really doesn’t need an affordable tablet in ugly shades of orange and yellow — at least the adult world anyways.
Samsung is betting that the market for such a tablet does exist for children, and today announced plans to launch a new Galaxy Tab 3 Kids device sporting the aforementioned color scheme. It seems like a smart move for the company since the number of children watching video and playing educational games on tablets has continuously risen — as has the number of apprehensive parents who are probably reluctant to hand over their $200 – $500 device to them.
The Kids Tablet itself has a 7-inch screen, 1024×600 screen, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB. It costs $230, which is a bit more than the regular Galaxy Tab 3 of the same size. However, this version allows you to toggle better a kids mode that provides only child-safe settings and an a full version of Android — meaning its built for use by many people. Another key gem that the Galaxy Tab Kids is also a bit studier and can withstand some dropping, banging, and other rough play via a specialized case, which will come in handy for kids who don’t really understand how fragile a tablet can be.
The new tablet is scheduled to hit retail stores Nov. 10, just weeks before the insane holiday shopping season officially kicks off.
Via Android Police
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more