Aug 25th, 2012

Parents looking for an Android tablet fit for the kiddos will have another option soon. Lexibook has announced that its kid tablet is hitting the US come September 15, with a preview launch coming from Toys R’ Us.

Simply put, the tablet fails to impress, with specs that match smartphones from years ago. The device sports a 600 MHz single-core processor, 256 MB of RAM,4 GB of internal storage and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. But with those specs, we have to figure the tablet will be rather affordable, right?

The company is keeping its lips tight about pricing, but if the British price is a sign of anything, the company has much to be worried about. This device goes for £150, which equals about $237 USD. This is more expensive than the $200 Nexus 7, which comes with far superior specs.

The tablet will probably cost less once it hits America, but we can’t see the price going low enough to make the tablet enticing… even for the kids. A Nexus 7 can take care of any task this device can, and more. Yes, it may have some cool features and apps for education, but that is nothing that can’t be fixed by downloading a few apps from the Google Play Store.

It would make more sense if the device was rugged, but it does not look much more durable than most Android tablets out there. Regardless, the 7-inch tab will be available next month, so hit your local Toys R’ Us store if interested.

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.”

[Via: Engadget]

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