Polaroid launches tablet for kids

Polaroid has launched a US$150 tablet aimed at kids at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The photography company has teamed with Southern Telecom to launch the Android-based device.

The seven-inch tablet will feature the Android 4.0 operating system and come with 35 preloaded apps.

The kid-centric apps including drawing, a Kids Cam, Music Studio and Kids Vids, which allows young users to stream filtered video content. Apps are bought from a child-friendly App Shop.

The tablet also comes pre-loaded with a selection of interactive e-books including Dr. Seuss titles and others from Smithsonian and Barnes and Noble.

At launch the kids tablet will only be available in the US.

“Throughout our 75 year history, we’ve been known for creating innovative and easy-to-use products that are fun for all ages,” says Polaroid president Scott W. Hardy. “The kids tablet is no exception.  It epitomizes the Polaroid brand personality and brings together a host of features that will delight kids and parents alike.”

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