French electronics manufacturer Archos announced today a 7-inch Android tablet for kids.
The “Child Pad” features a lightweight design, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 1GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM. This slate is kid-friendly because children can access the Kids App Store powered by AppsLib. It is essentially a filtered Android Market with 10,000 apps in 14 categories covering games, communication, multimedia, entertainment, books, comics, and sports.
Children will enjoy the user interface due to its brightly colored icons and home screen folders with direct access to apps. The top 28 children’s apps also come pre-loaded, such as Angry Birds Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy…
According to the press release, the Child Pad follows CIPA and COPPA regulations to “ensure a safe tablet environment for kids and peace of mind for parents.” Moreover, Editions Profil powers the web browser with a Mobile Parental Filter. It is widely regarded as “the most efficient parental control software in worldwide benchmarks.”
“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,” said Founder and CEO Henri Crohas. “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 Child Pad hits stores at the end of March for the recommended retail price of $129.