Ematic releases the kid-friendly FunTab, a 7-inch ICS tablet for $119.99

November 21, 2012
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Do you know what kids want these days for holiday gifts? Tablets! Instead of lavishing on grown-up tablets from Asus, Samsung and others for the little ones at home, you might want to consider Ematic’s kid-friendly tablet offering, the FunTab.

The Ematic FunTab is an affordable Android 4.0 tablet that’s designed specifically for kids. While the FunTab’s colorful exterior will have no problem attracting their attention, it’ll be the tablet’s $119 price tag that attracts yours.

The fun-filled tablet comes preloaded with Zoodles Kid Mode interface that allows parents to customize the content on the FunTab. In addition to several educational apps and games, it also ships with popular games like Angry Birds, Where’s My Water, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, and plenty more.

Although it’s meant for the young ones, the Ematic FunTab doesn’t come with a kiddy sheet of specs. It boasts a 7-inch multi-touch display with 800 x 480 resolution, 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD support (up to 32GB), two cameras (front and back), WiFi b/g/n, and a battery that should be good for a 5-hour continuous playtime.

The FunTab comes in blue/green and pink/purple colors, and you should be able to get it from Walmart stores.

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Ematic Introduces the FunTab; its Newest 7” Android 4.0 Tablet Ideal for Children’s Entertainment and Education

Preloaded with Zoodles Kid ModeTM for a Safe Online Experience, Packed with Features and Apps including Video Mail, Angry Birds and more

LOS ANGELES- November 20, 2012- Ematic, a leader in value tablets, launches the FunTab, a 7” Android 4.0 tablet, for children.   It is an intuitive, touchscreen device that teaches your child about various subjects, sparks their creativity, and simply keeps them entertained for hours with access to thousands of popular, parent-approved apps and features.

Designed for comfort, the FunTab sports a durable and rubberized texture for easy gripping.  This impressive tablet is the result of a collaboration between Ematic and Zoodles, an award-winning app for kids.  It guarantees a safe online environment, and offers parents peace of mind with total access to the content available for their child, and a parent dashboard to track educational progress.

Preloaded with today’s most popular apps, the FunTab bundles an assortment of fun games such as Angry Birds, Where’s My Water, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and more.  Child-specific features include Art Studio which is a creative platform that allows your child to trigger their inner artist.  Parents can view the child’s art in the program gallery, and use gold stars to mark their favorite designs.  Also,  Video Mail is a unique, interactive way for children to keep in touch with their family and classmates from Zoodles.com.  Users can record short video messages with the FunTab’s front camera.

Safety was Ematic’s top priority when designing the FunTab.  By joining forces with Zoodles, parents have the ability to monitor the online content their child is exposed to, and even customize lists of “safe” websites.  Adults can access Zoodles.com from any computer to track their child’s activities, and read detailed reports showcasing educational progress, artwork, video messages and more.

Specifications
•    Android 4.0 Operating System
•    7” 800×480 capacitive multi-touch screen
•    1.2 GHz Processor with 400MHz GPU
•    512MB RAM
•    MicroSD card slot adds an extra 32GB of storage
•    Built-in 3-axis gyroscope for advanced motion sensing
•    Ematic Kids App Mall
•    Front and back cameras
•    Battery allows 5 hours of continuous playtime

The FunTab is available in blue/green and pink/purple.  It retails for $119.99 at Walmart.com.

About Ematic:

Ematic is a leader in portable media and value tablets offering high quality consumer electronics at an affordable price.  Founded in 1985, the company offers a variety of technology ranging from designer headphones to MP3 players and tablets.  Ematic prides itself on offering the latest in advanced technology that has undergone rigorous testing for quality, sturdiness and reliability.

About Zoodles:

Zoodles is comprised of a team of talented engineers, educational experts, and creative designers who build simple interfaces for kids.  The product offers a fun and educational online experience for kids that also gives parents the information and control they want.  It’s a safe way to access the Web so a child can independently play and learn online.

 

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