French educational tech maker Lexibook is bringing its eponymous kiddy-tablet to the US from next month. It's not talking specs or price, but we're expecting it to be close to the Lexibook First currently available in Europe. The seven-inch slate packs a 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 4GB storage (expandable to 16GB with an microSD card), parental controls and 802.11 b/g WiFi. The FroYo-running device retails for £150 ($237) over the pond, but if the company tries something similar over here, we suspect people might plump for something a little more powerful, or less expensive, or both.
Lexibook® Tablets Launch In USA
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexibook®, Android® educational kids tablet leader, is delighted to announce the official launch of its new tablets for kids nationwide from September 15, 2012. With a preview launch at Toys' R Us stores across the country, parents will discover tablets with content tailored to the needs of the new generation.
With a high definition tactile screen and a kid friendly interface, the tablets offer an unprecedented content offer for toddlers to pre-teens. The educational content is adapted to the curriculum with 500 sheets of general education, tests and interactive quizzes. School Zone™ apps and 200 pre-loaded e-books are also included to complete the educational offer. Children will discover their favorite stories, rhymes and Susie Tallman's top songs and karaoke videos. For even more fun, 25 games and 52 discovery activities are included as well as a camera with photo editing software.
Wireless internet browsing through a high speed built-in Wi-Fi connection is kept safe through embedded parental control, while kids can still download more than 10,000 must-have apps on the Lexibook® Market including Pig Rush™, Angry Birds®, Fruit Ninja®, Pandora®, Skype®, and learn while having fun with educational apps adapted to every age group.
With the Lexibook® Videostore by Kabillion™ and Spotify® music portal, cartoons, music, and other favorite videos are available in one click!
Lexibook® Tablets are a concentrate of educational, multimedia and interactive activities allowing children to finally have a tablet just for them. Parents and children will share amazing moments and kids will learn fast in a fun way. Great accessories will also be available: tablet skins, cases, stylus, keyboards, headsets and more.
Aymeric Le Cottier, CEO, comments: "We're really excited to present this new innovative range that will enable kids to change the way they learn and play. Our great content and fantastic features bring an immediate unique user experience and the built-in gaming and apps download center bring endless possibilities for kids."