Samsung kicked off the week by introducing the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet intended for both parents and kids alike. It features dual operating modes, including a special Kids mode with a bright, colorful display and a user interface that's intuitive and easy to navigate, and a Standard mode so that adults can use the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 as it was originally intended.
Parental controls are included, as are educational and entertainment apps, and other unique content just for kids. There's actually a fair bit of pre-loaded content, including apps like Toca Train, Wipeout, Fruit Ninja, Disney's Toy Story, Smart It!, Learn ABC and 123s, Dolphin Reader, Kids Planet Discovery,a nd more.
"Today’s kids are incredibly tech-savvy and regularly use technology at home, at school and on-the-go," said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business, Samsung Mobile." Studies* show that 70 percent of tablet owners share their tablets with their children. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is engaging, encourages learning and fosters creativity in a safe environment that parents can easily manage.”
While Samsung didn't confirm the specs, this is basically a Galaxy Tab 3 wrapped in a colorful, kid friendly case to protect it from drops and temper tantrums.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available to pre-order beginning November 1 and in stores November 10 for $230. A hard case bundle will be available for $250.