Sep 10th, 2012

Toys”R”Us has been known to stock a tablet or two designed specifically for kids in the past, but today the company announces their first slate to receive the brand’s stamp of approval. Called the Tabeo, the new toddler tab doesn’t differ much from previous devices in the same category. The slate features a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 chipset, 7-inch display with 800×480 resolution, 1GB RAM, and WiFi connectivity. Otherwise not too many bells and whistles are to be found.

The Tabeo’s most notable spec is the inclusion of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though it will come with a parsed-down user interface designed with younger folk in mind. It will ship with a selection of games, apps, and books pre-installed. Parental controls will allow adults to easily monitor internet usage as well as establish a list of viewable sites.

The Tabeo is available for pre-order now priced at $150 and will hit Toys”R”Us stores exclusively on October 21st. A selection of accessories will be available, including bumpers and cases.

[Press Release]