Toys ‘R Us is now offering a new Kindle Fire-like tablet called Tabeo specially made for youth needs.
The retailer plans on selling the new tablet for $50 less than the wildy popular Kindle Fire, and it will run the Android operating system.
The Tabeo resembles other devices such as the Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab, but the main difference with it is that it is customized for young children and comes with 50 free game applications including Angry Birds.
Toys ‘R Us also hopes to have success with its own app store that it will introduce on the new device that features around 7,000 titles. The company utilized the requests of focus groups in order to accurately build a device that allows parents to control what websites their children visit and how much time they will spend playing with their tablet.
Specifications on the Tabeo include 4GB Flash memory, 1GB RAM, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. It will also have USB 2.0, Mini HDMI out, a built-in speaker, microphone, G-sensor, and front-facing camera.
Priced at $149.99, the toy retailer announced that the tab will be powered by Google’s Android operating system and is aimed for all young consumers. The Tabeo will come pre-loaded with around 50 child-friendly apps with some educational apps too. There will also be a curated app store, which will give users access to 7000 apps that they can download on device for free. There are thousand other apps, which you can purchase. The child-friendly device will come wrapped in a soft lime-green bumper so it will okay even if kids drop it by mistake. There will also be specialized browser controls for easy use.