Polaroid Launches 7-inch Child Friendly Tablet at $150

Posted on Jan 3 2013 - 6:16pm by Chad Buenaflor

When you hear the word Polaroid the first thing that comes into mind is instant photos. Today however, the company is diversifying its product line by introducing a child friendly tablet that runs on Android. This 7-inch device which costs $150 and can be ordered at their online site right will be making an appearance at the Polaroid booth at CES later this month.

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What’s so special about this tablet anyway? Well for starters it’s designed to be rugged enough to be handled by kids. It has large buttons so kids can easily press on it. There’s also a side and rear bumper to protect it from accidental falls. As far as specifications go it really is lackluster but considering its target market this won’t matter at all.

Polaroid 7-inch Android Specifications

  • Display:7.0″ capacitive, multi-touch, screen Resolution: 800×480 (16:9)
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz CORTEX-A8
  • RAM: 512MB DDR3
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Internal Storage: 8GB with additional external SD card slot
  • Camera: 2MP Rear
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Battery: Rechargeable (Li-ion Polymer) 3500 mAh
  • Preloaded with over 35 premium apps (all full versions)

The device comes with an easy to setup parental control so you can decide what content your child can view. It also has its own app shop which is actually pretty good since you don’t want your kids to have full access to Google Play anyway. This app shop has content that’s suited for children.

You will be able to use this right out of the box since it already comes with pre-loaded content. You will have access to 3 top rated learning apps, 10 Dr. Seuss & Smithsonian interactive books, 16 games that boys and girls will enjoy, and a Nook Bookstore and reader.

If you’ve wanted to get your child a tablet that’s safe for them to use then you might want to consider getting this model from Polaroid.

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Chad Buenaflor is a tech writer, gadget reviewer and blogger. In his free time he likes to watch movies, listen to music and play chess.