We’ve seen a few Android tablets come announced for kids with the most prominent being the Vinci which we were able to play with a bit at CES 2012. The Vinci tablet is focused on education and is protected against kids rough play. Now Archos has joined the game with the ChildPad, a kid friendly tablet.
The Archos ChildPad is a 7 inch tablet for children that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and offers a wide range of kids games and educational materials. Archos has skinned the ChildPad tablet with a child friendlyinterface with bright colors and folders that go straight to kids games, entertainment and puzzles. The tablet was designed to meet CIPA and COPPA regulations to ensure its safe for kids.
Archos has their own app store called Appslib that now has the “Kids App Store” that the ChildPad can connect to. There are already a collection of 10,000 apps and games focused towards children available now. The categories for kids are as follows; games, entertainment, communication, multimedia, books, comics, and sports.
“As a pioneer in the portable audio and Android™ tablet market we realize the importance of providing a tablet that can offer hours of entertainment for all ages, especially kids”, says Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO. “ARCHOS strives to offer great tablets with only the best of features at affordable prices and we expect this tablet to bring a smile to the faces of kids and parents’ everywhere.”
The ChildPad will be available by the end of this month and for a very low price. As always Archos is a very affordable brand in the Android arena and set the ChildPad price at only $129. Those parent out there like me that have their kids on their expensive tablet now have another option that is affordable.