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Meep! Android tablet for kids goes on sale

The ruggedized slate PC offers a 7-inch display, ARM Cortex processor, plenty of connectivity features and access to a “vast” library of apps

Manufactured by the US electronics company Oregon Scientific, the Meep! tablet for children was first announced back in February of this year as part of the 109th American International Toy Fair in New York. Reportedly, this portable device runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is priced at $150.

Aimed at kids aged 6 and up, the slate computer is driven by a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 chip, which operates at a frequency of 1GHz. Furthermore, the Meep! is equipped with a 7-inch display that features Neonode’s zForce touch screen technology and a native resolution of 800-by-480 pixels.

According to Oregon Scientific, the tablet comes with 512MB of RAM, 4GB flash storage and a built-in SD card reader slot for installing additional memory. Other specs apparently include Wireless LAN module, one mini USB port, an HDMI interface for connecting the device to an HDTV/HD monitor, G-sensor and an integrated 0.3MP front-facing web camera for video calls.

Measuring 25mm thick, the rugged tablet comes pre-loaded with parental controls (adjustable remotely on any computer), a library of apps, games, e-books and more, and will reportedly soon be available at Toys R Us.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-09-10 (Update: 2021-05-18)