This device is definitely not the first tablet to be aimed at children; look at the Nabi tablet and the OLPC tablet.
Oregon Scientific are the next to step up to child’s tablet market, with their new tablet, the MEEP! The device has a 7 inch screen, WiFi and a gsensor. It also has an SD card slot.
It also has parental controls which can be viewed and changed on any computer or smartphone. Not much else is known about the device, such as processor, RAM and what version of Android it runs, but apart from that it has a rugged case to protect it from those knocks and bumps.
Full press release:
Android-Based MEEP! Tablet to Feature Music, Movies, e-books, Parental Controls and more OREGON SCIENTIFIC MEEP!
Oregon Scientific Unveils MEEP!, a new Android-based tablet for kids! (PRNewsFoto/Oregon Scientific) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, today announced its entry into a hot new category: kid’s tablets. Leaving cartridge-based devices behind in the dust, the new Wi-Fi enabled MEEP! tablet runs on the Android operating system and offers music, movies, e-books, and apps from leading developers – all on a large, 7-inch color touch screen! The MEEP! tablet will be unveiled for the first time at the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 109th American International Toy Fair this weekend.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/NE51475 )
Sharing a mobile device is a tough feat, especially for parents, when there is a risk it could be dropped, broken, scratched or rendered useless. The MEEP! tablet is an affordable fix for a tech –hungry generation of kids, featuring a tough design and an enhanced rubber silicon sleeve for added protection. Geared for children age 6 and up, the MEEP! tablet is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing access to a sea of web content that can be downloaded to its internal memory or SD card and viewed from any angle courtesy of the tablet’s internal G-Sensor. All websites and content can be monitored through intuitive parental controls that are adjusted remotely on any computer or mobile device with a browser and an Internet connection.
The MEEP! tablet from Oregon Scientific will feature a variety of accessories sold separately, including musical instruments.