As earlier reported, LeapFrog’s latest tablet device built for the kid community was to enter markets by the middle of this year. Well, now is the time and pre-orders start from today, July 29.
Named LeapPad, the tablet comes with a 5 inch display along with a still and video camera, an integrated microphone, and 2 GB of internal memory. Aimed specifically for children in the age group of 4 to 9 years, the LeapPad is not surprisingly very unlike the regular tablets that we encounter. With growing tender minds as the intended clientele, the LeapPad will be all about fun, games, and entertainment, along with a touch of education as well. So while the LeapPad will be able to play videos and be an e-book reader, what makes things all the more exciting is the inclusion of apps that will allow children to create their own stories. The children will also be able to personalize their e-books with their own pictures.
“The essence of what we do is develop children’s entertainment that has proven curricula built into it and makes learning fun,” said John Barbour, who has come out of retirement to take over the reins of LeapFrog in March.
The LeapPad will be available starting August.