Parents who want a tablet for their young kids have a new option in the GizmoTab from Verizon Wireless. The carrier began selling the 8-inch Android tablet today, which includes a “kid-tough” removable bumper that can keep it working despite the large amount of abuse young children can offer.
The pre-installed software that comes with the GizmoTab has been created especially for kids age 3-8, with access to 300 education-themed apps that are grouped in seven different islands. Those apps include Play-Doh ABCs, Operation Math Code Squad and Nat Geo Puzzle Explorer. Parents can access a dashboard on the tablet that will keep track of their kid’s use and set limits on how long they can use the device.
When the kids are in bed or at grandma’s, parents can use the GizmoTab like any other Android tablet, with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of onboard storage. It does have Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 pre-installed, along with a 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It also can connect to Verizon’s LTE network. The carrier is selling the GizmoTab for $249.99 without a contract, $79.99 with a two year contract, or for $10.24 a month for 24 months.