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$150 Kids Tablet Available In The Market Soon

$150 Kids Tablet 
Toys 'R' Us introduced Monday the Tabeo tablet, a wi-fi tablet specially designed for kids.

The Tabeo tablet, which features a 7-inch capacitive touch screen and running Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS, comes pre-loaded with 50 free child-friendly apps and games. Additional 7,000 free apps are also available to download.

"Over the past year, we've spent considerable time talking to parents and children to determine what features and functions they really want in a kids' tablet, resulting in tabeo," said Troy Peterson, Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Toys 'R' Us, U.S. "We are proud that tabeo offers robust and flexible parental controls that can help protect children as they surf the Internet, and we are pleased to offer the tabeo App Store, which features only kid-safe content carefully curated by the Toys"R"Us team."

The $149.99 tablet also offers the following: 4 Gig flash memory (expendable via microSDHC slot), ARM Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 800 x 480 screen resolution, USB 2.0 interface, 10-hour battery life, front camera, and more.

The Tabeo also comes with a full suite of customizable parental controls. It can be set to block 27 predetermined categories of content, and parents can choose additional sites to block and can select specific online content to unblock.

For parents who want to limit their child’s online time, Tabeo can be set to only allow access on certain days or during certain hours. As an added bonus, if users bypass tabeo’s built-in Internet browser, parents will receive an email alert to notify them that their children may browsing in an unfiltered environment.

The device is set to hit Toys R Us stores in the U.S. starting October 21st. Online pre-order starts Monday, September 10th.