For parents looking for a tablet for their kids, here comes another choice from Ematic. Like Archos ChildPad, Ematic’s new FunTab Pro is a 7-inch Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device for kids. The tablet is powered by a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, and sports a 7-inch 800×480 capacitive touchscreen display and front and rear camera.
The FunTab Pro features Zoodle Kids Mode to provide a safe and educational online learning experience for children. The kid-friendly interface adapts to your child’s age and skill level and provides progress reports for parents to review, as well as keeps them safe from online threats. It also includes Interactive Story Books for parents to make a video recording of themselves reading to he child, Video Mail for sending video messages, and an Art Studio for children to draw their masterpieces. Parents may also unlock the tablet and use it as a fully-featured Android 4.0 tablet.
The Ematic FunTab supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity and offers mini HDMI output for connecting to HDTV. It has 8GB of internal memory and supports microSD/SDHC up to 32GB. The battery provides up to 8 hours of continuous use. The kids tablet has a contoured back and a rubberized texture designed to fit comfortably and securely in hands. It comes in blue, pink, red and is available for $149.99.
Lenovo has added another Android tablet to their range with the launch of the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, which will comes with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The IdeaTab S2109 features an 9.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, there are no details on what processor it is using as yet, and the device also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat.
Other specifications on the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 include a micro HSMI port, micro USB port and a microSD card slot, there are no details on when it will be available or how much it will retail for.
According to reports online, it looks like the Motorola XOOM WiFi Android tablet will be receiving an update soon. Some testers have started receiving emails about a new update on the way. There was no mention of what the update will be (we’re pretty sure it’s not Jelly Bean) so it should be the usual host of bug fixes and perhaps some enhancements to the operating system; but all shall be revealed in due time. If all goes well with the testing, we should see the update being pushed out to the public not long after. Any readers here part of the Motorola XOOM testing group?
Archos announced its new Child Pad, a 7-inch kid-friendly tablet running the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Designed for children, the Child Pad features a kid-friendly user interface with colored icons, home screen folders with direct access to games, entertainment, learning and puzzles; comes with 28 pre-loaded kid apps including Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenz. Instead of ordinary Android market, the tablet access to the Kids App Store powered by AppsLib which is filtered down to 14 friendly categories and 10,000 apps including games, entertainment, communication, multimedia, books, comics, sports…etc.
The Child Pad is powered by a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. It sports a 7-inch 1024×600 touchscreen. To ensure a safe tablet environment for kids and peace of mind for parents, the tablet complies with both CIPA and COPPA regulations. Parental control and safe web browsing functions are of course included.
The Archos Child Pad will be released in late-March for $129.
Coming straight from China here you are the eden TAB from Xiaomi that is set to conquer Japan. Sold next week running on Android 2.3.3 but schedule to be upgraded soon to Android 4.0, the eden TAB, a 7” WXGA Tablet, is powered by a Samsung S5PC210 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU, comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
Announced at around 29,800 Yen, the eden TAB comes with the usual WiFi and weight just 330g for a total size of 199×118.8×10.4mm
If you are searching for a new speaker for your Apple’s iPad or Android tablet, then check out the Zooka. The design of the Zooka allows it to fit perfectly on your tablet or laptop’s screen, enabling you to play high quality audio while surfing the web. This rugged speaker bar connects to your gadget via Bluetooth connectivity. The Zooka also has a 3.5mm audio input that allows you to plug-in any device without the Bluetooth function. Its rechargeable battery offers up to 8-hour of operation time. [Kickstarter][techfresh]
The new Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Android tablet comes equipped with an nVidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, allowing the tablet’s display to provide up to 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 also has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 16GB of storage space. This high-end tablet runs on the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Fujitsu will launch the Stylistic M532 in the near future for 449 Euros or around $630. Watch the video after the jump.
Toshiba announced at the CES 2012 its Excite X10 for the US market (also known as AT200 in some markets and Regza AT700 in Japan), which is the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet measuring just 7.7mm thick and weighs just 535g. The device has as premium, ultra slim, lightweight design and is equipped with magnesium alloy surface for durability and style. It is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM.
The Excite X10 features a 10.1-inch 1280×800 HD IPS LED-backlit touchscreen with 10-finger multi-touch support, which is protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and an anti-smudge coating for greater resiliency. The tablet has a 5 Megapixel main camera with LED flash, a 2 Megapixel front-facing camera, built-in stereo speaker with Toshiba and SRS Labs sound enhancement, as well as micro HDMI port for bringing HD content to a bigger screen HDTV. The X10 supports Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. You can find a microSD/SDHC card slot for expansion, in addition to 16GB or 32GB internal storage.
Toshiba’s Excite tablet supports full HD video recording and playback. It is equipped with Gyroscope, Accelerometer, GPS, eCompass and Ambient Light Sensor. To be released in mid-Q1 2012, the Excite X10 will be loaded with latest Android operating system. The price starts at $529.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB.
India recently launched their first government subsidized Android tablet, a device which retailed for around $55, and now there is a new one on the way called the Ubislate 7 and the device is expected to retail for around $57.
The Ubislate 7 will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and feature a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, processing will be provided by a 700MHz Cortex A8 processor.
Other specifications include a 3200 mAh battery with a battery life of around three hours, HD video playback. 256MB of RAm, 2GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot.
The Ubislate 7 is apparently available to pre-order in India at the moment, and it should launch shortly.
Sony recently posted some good news for Tablet S and Tablet P owners, confirming that the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will indeed be rolling out to both devices. The news was posted in Sony UK’s community forums, but the company hasn’t confirmed yet when this update will arrive.
Both devices feature unique form factors with the Tablet S being a 10-inch device that resembles a folded back magazine while the Tablet P sports a smaller more pocketable clam shell design. Both devices come with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
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