Parents eager to buy tablet PCs for their toddlers will soon have one more option: Rullingnet’s Vinci tablet. It’s a 7 inch tablet featuring a unique design that includes a sturdy rod framework surrounding the entire tablet. Such a layout not only ensures added protection for the tablet (something that is extremely important for a device meant for kids), but also allows for the kid to hold on to something while the tablet is being used.
However, the VINCI tablet, in spite of it being kid specific, does pack in some interesting specs. The 7 inch display has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and runs Android 2.2 Froyo. There is also a 3 megapixel camera at the front along with an integrated mic and speaker. Powering the VINCI is a 1 GHz Cortex A8 chip processor coupled to a 512 MB RAM.
The tablet measures 10 x 7.25 x 0.63 inches, though weighs a quite hefty 1.3 pounds, owing largely to the presence of the caging surrounding the tablet. On offer will be two versions of the tablet with 4 GB of storage, a 3200 mAh battery that provides for 3 hours of battery backup time that comes for a price of $389. The same tablet with double the storage, battery rating and backup time—8 Gb of storage, 6400 mAh battery and 6 hours of run time—has been priced at $479.
On the software front, users (parents) will be able to load apps via the microUSB port, while the VIZIO itself comes pre-loaded with educational software including games, storybooks, music videos, and animated storybooks.