May 31, 2012
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"ARCHOS Announces the Availability of the Child Pad, a 7" ICS "Alvin and the Chipmunks 3" Themed Tablet for Kids. The colorful chipmunk themed Child Pad provides kid's with a safe and fun tablet experience only for $129.99"
More an more tablets are breaking the iPad price barrier and getting below the $200 mark. Archos, well-known electronic-maker, adds this Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich "Child Pad" (probably a rebranded Archos 70) to the mix. It's a real (little) tablet and the specs are the specs (see below). More apps (and hopefully a new theme) can be had from the AppsLib, which I know nothing about!
Do I spring for one? There's no Kindle app, and similar spec'd tablets can be found for under $100 (why pay for chipmunk licensing???), so probably not.
Capacity • Flash memory: 4 GB* • Expandable via micro SDHC Slot
Operating system • ANDROID 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor • ARM Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz
RAM • 1 GB
Display • 7 inch - Resistive screen, TFT LCD, 16 million colors • 800 x 480 screen resolution
Video Playback • H.264 up to 1080p resolution 30 fps • .avi .mp4 ,mkv, .mov, and .flv
Audio Playback1 • MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC
Photo viewer3 • JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Interfaces Micro USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC) • Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible) Up to 32 GB
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Miscellaneous • Front camera • Built-in speaker • Microphone • G-sensor
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery • USB Power Adapter
Dimensions & weight • 223 mm x 142 mm x 12.2 mm - 380 g
Compatibility • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP, or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
Computer Interface • USB 2.0 interface
Package includes • ARNOVA ChildPad, USB cable, USB Power adapter, Quick Start Guide (QSG)
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