Did you know that Polaroid makes tablets? Well they do and they have just announced the Polaroid Kids Tablet! The unique feature about this device is that it is a real Android tablet but, with a very special design and user interface that shows it is dedicated for kids. As you can see in the photo gallery below, the device is equipped with both side and rear bumpers. This makes the device durable, so if it is dropped for some reason it will not hurt the device. It has a display lock on the bottom of the device, so if you touch the screen by accident while watching a movie it will not be interrupted. It features a custom and exclusive App shop that has both paid and free kid-friendly applications. If your child likes videos, then Kids Vids will come in handy. It has many videos that are filtered by age and by topic and you also get Kids Cam, Music Studio and Draw. You will get interactive books pre-loaded on the device by the Smithsonian and Dr. Seuss, these books will have 2(two) modes. Either you or your chile can read it by yourself or it can read it to you. In terms of hardware it will have 8GB of internal storage with a micro SD card slot, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a custom user interface, a rechargeable 3500mAh battery, 1.0 GHz CORTEX-A8 processor with 512MB of RAM, a 2 megapixel back camera, pre-loaded with over 35 applications all of which are full versions, 7.0″ capacitive multi-touch display(800 X 480-16;9), WiF i802.11 b/g/n, and more! The best part about the Polaroid Kids Tablet may be it’s price and it comes in at just $149.99. It is available now from www.polaroid.com . I cannot wait to check it out, but in the meantime you can see the gallery and a press release below! Stay Tuned To NJTechReviews For Round The Clock Coverage Of The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show!
Polaroid Introduces A Fun, Interactive, Durable Tablet Designed For Kids
MINNEAPOLIS, January 3, 2013 – Polaroid is pleased to introduce a tablet specifically designed for children — a 7.0” kids tablet. Featuring the Android™ 4.0 OS, the tablet combines all the fun and entertainment kids love with the security, durability and educational content that provides parents with peace of mind. The tablet will be on display in the Polaroid Booth #13613 & Southern Telecom Booth #13022 at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
“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 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.”
Fun and Games
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.
Safe, Tough and Durable
Equipped with innovative 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 setup, 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.
Reading options for children of all ages!
The Polaroid kids tablet is designed to make learning fun. It 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.
Features and Specs
- 7.0″ capacitive, multi-touch
- Screen Resolution: 800×480 (16:9)
- Internal Storage: 8GB with additional external SD card slot
Processor & OS
- CPU: 1.0 GHz CORTEX-A8
- RAM: 512MB DDR3
- OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 2MP Rear Camera
- Rechargeable (Li-ion Polymer) 3500 mAh
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
- Preloaded with over 35 premium apps (all full versions)