Polaroid Has a 7-inch Android Tablet Too... For Kids

Next week Polaroid plans to introduce a 7-inch tablet based on Google's Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS and a 1.0 GHz Cortex-A8-based SoC.

Now available for purchasing online, the new 7-inch Polaroid tablet is geared for kids, meaning that the overall tablet design is rugged, secure and highly educational. Even more, it's already 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," said 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."

On a hardware level, the Polaroid Kids Tablet features a 7-inch capacitive, multi-touch screen with a default resolution of 800 x 480 (16:9). The tablet also sports 8 GB of internal storage, an SD card slot for even more space, 512 MB of DDR3 RAM, a 2MP camera on the back, 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, and a Li-ion Polymer 3500mAh rechargeable battery.

Polaroid said the tablet was designed and manufactured by Southern Telecom, an authorized Polaroid licensee. It comes pre-loaded with over 35 premium, full-version Android apps, and a customized suite including Kids Cam, Music Studio and Draw. Also included is the app Kids Vids for streaming safe and filtered videos, and a kid-friendly App Shop for downloading even more games and apps.

"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," the company said on Thursday. "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 7-inch Polaroid Kids Tablet and included video stand have a suggested retail price of $149.99 and is available now at www.polaroidstore.com. It will also be available in-store at Kohl’s some time in January.For more information about the new tablet, head here.

 

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  • Interesting. Odd that they missed getting into stores before the holidays.
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  • Can it also print ?? :p
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  • The next OLPC?
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