Just how many tablet options do parents and children need? A lot, apparently. Another Android tablet for children has arrived, the second one in just a few days after Toys R Us announced its tablet offering, a. This time, the product comes from Oregon Scientific. It is called the MEEP tablet, and it has dimensions of 145 x 96 x 188mm.
The MEEP tablet is aimed at children aged six years and above. It was first announced back in February. The tablet runs on a Cortex A8 processor running at 1GHz alongside 512MB of RAM. Its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Users are provided with a 7-inch vivid touch screen that comes with what Oregon Scientific calls zForce touch screen technology. This basically means that the screen is very responsive to input, giving children and parents ease and comfort in its use. The display also has a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels.
It is furthermore packed with 4GB of internal storage, but users can easily add more through the built-in microSD card slot. A Wi-Fi radio enables users to access the Internet and download more content from the MEEP Store, MEEP’s very own library filled with e-books and games. Downloading content from the MEEP Store requires virtual coins that parents may provide for their children. It must be noted, however, that this tablet does not have access to Google Play.
Meanwhile, lids with budding photography skills will find a 0.3-megapixel camera that will let them enjoy capturing photos and video. A G-Sensor is also onboard the device, along with an audio jack, and a microphone jack. To protect the tablet from drops and bumps, the tablet is encased in a durable and brightly-colored plastic covering.
To add more enjoyment to the slate, Oregon Scientific is offering several accessories. These include a folding piano, drum pad, joystick, headphone, microphone, steering wheel, and game pro case.
The MEEP tablet retails for $150.