The price details for the Ematic FunTab have been unveiled and based on what the company has to say, the tablet comes pre-loaded with various children-specific features. The device can be picked up in the US for $119.99 through Walmart.com.
Powered by the Android 4.0 platform, the slate is equipped with the Zoodles Kids Mode interface which delivers various educational features that are designed for specific ages and skill levels. Well, this tablet isn’t all learn and no play. The company has thrown in a host of games. The ones pre-loaded include popular titles such as Cut The Rope, Fruit Ninja, Where’s My Water as well as Angry Birds, and there are over 45 more that can be downloaded separately like Tiki Kart 3D, Radioball 3D, And Smasher for Kids, Geo Quiz, Caveman 2 and Lightracer amongst others.
There’s also the iStoryBooks app which packs in classic books such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Stone Soup. These books are voice enabled. That means they read themselves. With Art Studio, kids can let out their creativity through drawings and share them with others online. For concerned parents, a dashboard is provided through which content being viewed online can be filtered and monitored, certain unwanted characters can be blocked and tabs can be kept on a child’s learning progress.
Coming to the hardware components incorporated within the FunTab, it houses a 7-inch multi-touch display and supports USB input. The internet can be accessed through a ‘kids-safe’ browser over Wi-Fi and users will be able store content into the built-in 4GB memory and a microSD card. There are also dual cameras affixed onto the front and back. On a single charge the tablet can deliver up to 6 hours of activity.
As stated above, the Ematic FunTab is available for purchase in the US through Walmart for a cost-effective retail tag of $119.99. Potential buyers can also pickup the slightly beefier FunTab Pro from this retailer at $149.99. The former comes in a 2 shades, namely blue and green as well as pink and purple.
Specifications and features at a glance:
– OS: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
– Processor: 1.2GHz CPU with 400MHz GPU
– RAM: 512MB
– Display: 7-inch 800 x 480p capacitive touchscreen
– Memory: 4GB flash storage; microSD card slot
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi
– Dimensions: 7.76 x 4.96 x 0.51 inches
– Weight: 1.65 pounds