Toys R Us bragged about getting the Android tablet for kids Tabeo recently, but what we didn’t know is that this model is actually made by Archos. Now the product reached the FCC, where it will get all the needed certifications and approvals. Priced at $150 this kid-friendly tablet features a 7 inch display and Android 4.0 ICS.
It uses 4 GB of memory and apparently it already won FCC approval at the time we’re writing this article. French tablet maker Archos has been expanding into lots of new segments, including high end tablets, gaming tablets and kid slates. The device will be available from October 21st and it seems more focused on preteen kids and early teens rather than toddlers. It comes with preloaded parental control software and a bunch of educational apps and games.
Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope are all bundled, as well as Temple Run and Tiki Kart 3D. Tabeo supports a 800 x 480 pixel resolution and relies on a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1 GB of RAM and WiFi. I was surprised to find out it even has mini HDMI, micro USB and a Lithium Polymer battery, that should provide 10 hours of “normal use”. There’s also a microSD card slot on board for extra storage. The product weighs 1.7 pounds and is 2 inch thick.