Toys“R”Us Unveils WiFi Tablets For Kids

[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Toys“R”Us is introducing a wi-fi tablet designed for kids called Tabeo.  The 7-inch, multi-touch tablet features 50 free, preinstalled apps including games like  Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Cut the Rope. Featuring an initial library, Tabeo also comes with iStorybooks, Candy Factory and Little Red Riding Hood.

Those interested in expanding the content on their Tabeo will find more than 7,000 free apps to choose from, along with thousands of apps, available for purchase at the Tabeo App Store, says Toys“R”Us.

Tabeo comes with 4GB of internal flash memory, and features an expandable microSDHC slot. Tabeo also features integrated parental controls to customize levels of Internet access for each member of the family.  

Troy Peterson (Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Toys“R”Us):Over the past year, we’ve spent considerable time talking to parents and children to determine what features and functions they really want in a kids’ tablet, resulting in tabeo.

Tabeo will be available at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide starting October 21 for $149.99.

Quick look at the Tabeo features:

Capacity Flash memory: 4 GB*Expandable via microSDHC Slot
Operating system ANDROID 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”
CPU ARM Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz
Display 7” capacitive screen, TFT LCD, 16 million colors800 x 480 screen resolution
Video playback1 H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps MPEG-42– 30 fpsWith the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: .avi .mp4,mkv, .mov, and .flv
Audio Playback1 MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC
Photo viewer JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Interfaces Micro USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)Up to 32 GBMini-HDMI output
Communication protocols WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Miscellaneous Built-in speakerMicrophoneG-sensorFront camera
Power source Internal: Lithium Polymer batteryUSB Power adapter/charger
Battery life Video run time: 6 to 7 hours Music playback time: 35 hours10 hours of normal use – Internet navigation
Dimensions & weight 223 mm x 142 mm x 12.2 mm -380 g
Compatibility Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
Computer interface USB 2.0 interface
Package includes tabeo, USB cable, USB power adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG)

[Image Courtesy: Toys“R”Us]

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