Toys R Us has launched the Tabeo, a “kid-friendly” Android tablet that comes with over 50 preloaded apps.
For a kid’s toy, the Tabeo has sufficient specifications to run just about any kiddie games/apps you can throw at it. It boasts a 1GHz Cortex A8, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), and is driven by Android 4.0 ICS. The 800×480 TFT 7-inch screen is a nice touch, considering my first Game Boy was a 2-bit device that had a 2.6-inch screen.
Some of the apps/games that come preloaded on the Tabeo include Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja (no blood), Temple Run, Angry Birds, Collapse, and a few educational apps such as Kids Numbers and Math.
Extra features include a micro-HDMI out, and a front facing camera. The standard Wi-Fi connectivity is present, and Toys R Us claims that the Tabeo can keep Barney on the screen for 7 hours.
The going price for the Tabeo is $149.99, and accessories for the device range from $5.99 to $39.99. Toys R Us says that the “Tabeo can be used by the whole family, no matter their age.” Even so, the device doesn’t look like it’s slobber proof, hence, kids/babies that have a tendency to put things in their mouths should be kept away from the Tabeo.