The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet specially made for children.
Though the market niche for kid’s tablets isn’t exactly awesome, you cannot deny that it exists. Some companies have already ventured into this area, with some respectable devices for kids; take Nabi for example.
Hence, the new release, the Galaxy Tab 3 kids, draws inspiration from the Galaxy Tab 3 proper, the 7-inch model to be specific.
The device has a rubber cover around it for safety, with a 1024 x 600 resolution, Android 4.1, dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB memory with a micro SD slot, a 4,000 mAh battery, and a 3MP rear camera paired with a 1.3MP front camera. Well, the specs will mean very little to the child, but I think the target is the avid Android user parent.
Samsung goes further by developing an entire user interface for the little ones, scraping the entire Android experience. It also includes a customized app store for kids, with a time management feature to limit the tablet’s daily use. To add to their goody bag, they also have plenty of pre-loaded educational content, games and books.
Also on offer is a special case developed by Samsung. The case has its own stand, specially made for smaller hands. The case will also include a C Pen that is a stylus used for drawing on the Tab 3.
The device is set to launch in the Samsung’s home ground, South Korea in early September. The other countries will come later on. There is still no price stated, but one can only estimate using its adult sibling. But the hope is that they will reduce the price for kids. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
The launching of this new device will leave consumers with the question: Does a child really need a tablet? –Yes, no, maybe! — Who knows?
However, at this day and age the tablets like the Tab 3 Kids have the potential to be superb educational implements. Maybe it will see a change in what children want to play with. Toys vs. the tablets.
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