Samsung got itself in the kid’s tablet segment with the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids which is essentially the Galaxy Tab 3 device that has been tweaked both internally and externally to suits its intended clientele, kids. Launched in August, the tablet now is ready for prime time action, with the pre-order process set to kick off in November 1st. The tablet has also been priced a quite modest $229.99, although the non-kid version of the same is even cheaper at $199.
Perhaps Samsung would like to justify the higher price tag with the extra cladding the tablet has been provided with along the sides to ensure it survives the harsh handling that kids can sometimes subject their wares to. That’s not all as the tablet has also been provided with enough software tweaks to ensure the device is completely safe for kids to use. These include parental controls who have the option to specify the time limit that parents would like their kids to be exposed to a particular app, something more relevant for gaming apps. In a similar manner, parents can also impose restriction on the type of sites that the kids can visit.
The above has been brought about by introducing two specific modes, the child mode and parent’s mode. With the former in place, the tablet will have a simpler user interface to make it easier for the kids to make their way. Similarly, parent’s mode will mean much the same tablet as the regular Galaxy Tab 3. Parents will also have the option to prevent their kids from switching modes on their own with the use of a suitable pin. A thoughtful feature, it must be said given the tech savvy nature that today’s kids have grown to be.
These apart, the specs remain more or less the same: a 1024 x 600 pixel 7 inch display, dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, front and rear cameras, a 4000 mAh battery pack along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the OS.
Samsung is also throwing in a few other goodies to make the Tab 3 Tablet all the more appealing. So there will be Galaxy Perks for the taking which can be credited at the Google Play and Samsung Hub. There is also a $10 Google Play credit, one year of Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi, three months of Hulu Plus, and up to 50 GB of free DropBox storage use for two years for the taking. The tablet also comes loaded with several applications such as Toca Train, Wipeout, Fruit Ninja, Disney’s Toy Story: Smash It! and Where’s My Perry and so on.
The tablet can be picked from a host of locations including Best Buy, Amazon, Fry’s, Office Depot, Tiger Direct, Toys “R” Us, Sam’s Club along with of course Samsung’s own website.