Samsung’s mission to build a product that will accommodate everybody has gone a step further and now includes kids as well. In a press release, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a version of their Galaxy Tab 3, designed especially for kids, including educational tools to help kids learn and the safety controls that parents want. JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communications said:
It’s no secret that kids are using technology more than ever before. We saw an opportunity to create a device just for kids that provides them with an intuitive, fun and kid-friendly user experience filled with rich, interactive and educational content that parents will love.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids (SM-T2105) is essentially the Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch Wi-Fi model redesigned with kid-friendly features. The hardware remains the same:
- 7-inch 1024 x 600 Resolution Display
- 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage
- MicroSD Card Support
- 3MP Camera
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- 4000mAh Battery
- Android Jelly Bean 4.1
Rather than specifications, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is more about what kids are interested in – color and design! The device is expected to be sold in a variety of colors with a protective cover for drops, and lots of educational software that will make learning fun for kids and keep them occupied for hours. The device will come pre-loaded with some top ranked kids’ apps for education, gaming, entertainment, and e-books, but you will also be able to visit a new Kids’ Store with more applications designed with kids in mind.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids allows parents to use an Application Manager to select what apps they want their children to have access, and using the Time Management feature, parents can also designate a length of time that kids can play with the device. A Kids Case will also be available and will include a “child-friendly” grip, which can be used as a stand, and comes with an easy-to-grip C-Pen (which I would guess stands for Crayon) for drawing capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is expected to be available in Korea in early September and then China, Europe, U.S., Africa, South America, and South East Asia and eventually the UK.