Karuma's PlayBase Tablet Coming Soon - NJTechReviews

Many people are looking for a tablet device for there kids, well Karuma believes that there PlayBase Tablet is the answer. It is a durable tablet that has a good price. It features a 7″ LCD touch screen display, 1.2 GHz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Front-facing camera, WiFi, and more. It is only 9.7mm thick and weighs only 325grams, making it portable. It is powered by Android Gingerbread. It has custom PlayBase User Interface, that will appeal to most kids. So, it does have everything a tablet needs. It also has a durable rubber case that goes around it. It also will stand the unit up, so you can watch movies on it anytime you choose. One last thing to mention is that it has Upgradable Firmware, it has 1GB of System RAM so when Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich becomes available, you will be able to get it. So it won’t get out dated in the future. Overall, it seems like a good low-priced simple tablet. The PlayBase will be available on November 15th from, http://www.play-base.com, for pre-orders. The units will be arriving in early december, so they will be there for the upcoming holiday season. It will retail for £169 in Europe or $270 in the United States. You will be able to buy it from http://www.play-base.com, amazon, or eBay starting on December 1, 2011. I cannot wait to get my hands-on it and see if it is really a good tablet, it seems like one. We will have to wait and see, In the mean time check out the Press Release below.


Press Release

Karuma reveals the world’s slimmest 7″ kid-proof tablet for £169

Singapore, 1 November 2011 – Singapore-based consumer product developer and manufacturer, Karuma, officially announces the launch of their upcoming, upgradable Android Tablet, PlayBase®, today.

Designed and engineered in Singapore, PlayBase® is a sleek, durable and tough tablet for adults, built with kids in mind. Weighing in at just 325grams and at a thickness of 9.7mm, you’ll want to slip it into your pocket and take it everywhere you go. It features a 7″ capacitive multi-touch display, formed metal rear covers as well as interfaces for micro USB and a headphone jack, all housed in a sleek, kid-friendly and lightweight design for ultra portability.

Powered by Android,PlayBase® is more than just a well-built, multimedia device. Specifically designed to address the growing demand for kid-friendly tablets, it emphasizes on style and value while providing the latest technology and exceptional features users want, at very attractive price point. “Low cost does not mean having to compromise on quality. The idea of kid-proofing PlayBase® came from my personal experience (and many others!), with my 2-year-old nephew who broke my tablet’s screen, after dropping it on the ground. PlayCovers will offer extra grip for little hands and butter fingers and keep it safe from drops, knocks and bumps”, says Ashley Sayed, Managing Director.

Its sleek, stylish Dura-Body® features 5 main attributes that distinguishes it from other Android devices:

PlayBase® PlayCover®
PlayBase® introduces its innovativePlayCover®, a shock-absorbent silicone cover that wraps around the device and prevents damage from drops* and protect against rain,spills, dirt, scratches and screen marks. When not in use, it serves as a stand to watch videos and browse the internet. This unique slip-resistant rubberized surface is comfortable to the touch and easy to hold. Best of all, it comes with a complete range of PlayBase® accessories to fit your personality and lifestyle!

Each PlayBase® unit comes together with its own PlayCover®.
*PlayCover® increase the drop test performance by up to five times when compared to similar 7″ tablets, meaning your device lasts longer than any other tablet on the market.

Upgradable firmware
With 1GB system RAM, users will be able to upgrade from the current OS to the latest Android releases, through our website, within the next few months.Combined with a powerful 1.2 GHz processor + 3D GPU, it promises to give you a smoother user interface and one of the best 3D gaming experiences ever.

Discover a whole new level in sound quality
When fitted with the PlayCover®, dual speakers deliver stereo audio to give improved bass and enhance your music, movie, video and gaming experience.

PlayBase® games
Pre-installed with our very own play-based learning game, it will be the first in a series of educational games that will challenge children and adults alike with its varying difficulty levels. New games and updates can be downloaded from our website, www.play-base.com. Follow us on Twitter (@Play_Base) for updates.

Intuitive User Interfaces
PlayBase® provides user-friendly control via the capacitive touch screen to tap into the growing Android developer community. Experience thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications,without compromising on portability.

Key features and specifications of the PlayBase® include:
7″ LCD, 800 x 600 resolution display, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch display
1.2 GHz single-core processor
Built-in Wi-Fi
8GB of NAND flash
Up to 32GB Micro SD card
Multimedia options, including music, photos, video recording and playback
Output: Micro USB, Earphones
Dimensions: 204mm ×122m × 9.7mm
Weight: 325g
Stereo speakers
Front-facing camera
Up to 5 hours of battery life, 60 hours on standby

Pricing & Availability
PlayBase®will be available for pre-orders from 15 November 2011, through www.play-base.com, with units arriving early December, in time for Christmas. PlayBase® will retail at £169 and is available to buy online via www.play-base.com, Amazon and eBay from 1 December 2011.

For the latestPlayBase® ®news, please visit www.play-base.com and on Twitter @Play_Base. For video of PlayBase® in action, visit PlayBase® TV at: http://www.youtube.com/user/PlayBase TV


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