Verizon has always released budget friendly Android tablets but the company has just announced their first model aimed at kids. The Ellipsis Kids tablet and this device comes preinstalled with a free premium subscription of Zoodles Kid Mode, a massive digital playground for kids to play and learn in a safe environment, featuring tons of games, videos, books and age appropriate content. Parents simply create a profile for their child, select their age and interests, and Zoodles curates a collection of games, videos and apps that will educate as they entertain.
The Ellipsis Kids tablets features a 8-inch IPS display and is protected from falls and bumps thanks to a protective Kid-tough Bumper. A 5-megapixel, rear-facing, high resolution camera provides a great media experience while a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera lets them take their own kid selfies. The tablet can also store plenty of applications and content thanks to 16GB of internal memory, as well as the option to add up to 32GB with a microSD card. This tablet also has 4G/LTE capabilities, so you can get a data plan with Verizon and watch videos while on the go.
The Ellipsis Kids Tablet will be available on Thursday, Nov. 12 for $249.99, on Verizon’s device payment plan for $10.41 per month for 24 months; 0% A.P.R., or for $79.99 with a two-year contract. Customers on the Verizon plan can add a tablet to their existing plan for an additional $10 per month (plus taxes and fees). The Verizon plan is available in five sizes (from size S with 1G for $30/month to XXL with 18GB for $100/month) and allows customers to share data across up to 10 devices.
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