Oregon Scientific reveals MEEP! tablet for kids
By Paul Ridden
February 22, 2012
Oregon Scientific has launched a new tablet designed specifically for kids at the recent Toy Industry Association's 109th American International Toy Fair in New York. The MEEP! tablet runs on Android 4.0, features a 7-inch Neonode zForce touchscreen display encased in toughened housing with a silicon rubber sleeve, and is Wi-Fi-enabled. Parents concerned about their kids running wild and free online will be relieved at the inclusion of intuitive Parental Control technology that can be adjusted remotely using any internet-enabled computer or mobile device.
Aimed at kids aged six years and above, the MEEP! tablet has 4GB of solid state internal storage with an SD media card expansion slot for up to 64GB of additional memory. There's also USB connectivity and an audio out jack for headphones, and the included G-sensor will ensure that the image onscreen is always the right way up. Oregon Scientific will shortly be adding a number of accessories for use with the tablet, including musical instruments.
There's no word yet on what processor is going to power this new tablet, nor what resolution the front-facing camera will be. It's scheduled for an August release at an estimated retail price of US$149. Hit the source link to sign up for news as it appears.
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