Archos Child Pad targets the little ones


Like father, like son, or so the saying goes. Most young parents would have most probably gone through this particular conversation with their little ones – as to why daddy and/or mummy can carry an iPad and an iPhone, but little Jeremy cannot. The reason is simple – how can a little kid know about good stewardship? Surely there will be mistakes along the way, and replacing a broken iPad is definitely an expensive mistake to make. Not only that, most tablets do come with adult-centric apps (obviously), with very little (or no) attention being paid to apps and programs that appeal to kids.

Well, Archos sees this particular niche and has decided to step up the game by announcing the Archos Child Pad. This 7″ tablet will run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and is said to deliver a safe, fun, full tablet experience – all for just $129 a pop.

The Archos Child Pad will come in a compact and lightweight design, running on a 1GHz processor and boasting 1GB of RAM. It will arrive at international markets at the end of this month, and Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO of Archos has this to say, “As a pioneer in the portable audio and Android tablet market we realize the importance of providing a tablet that can offer hours of entertainment for all ages, especially kids. ARCHOS strives to offer great tablets with only the best of features at affordable prices and we expect this tablet to bring a smile to the faces of kids and parents’ everywhere.”

Some of the kid friendly features of the Child Pad will include access to the Kids App Store that is powered by AppsLib, where 14-friendly categories and 10,000 apps including games, entertainment, communication, multimedia, books, comics, and sports among others are on offer. That ought to keep little Jeremy more than occupied for a long time. Not only that, Archos ensures the entire user experience is kid-friendly, sporting colored icons, home screen folders with direct access to games, entertainment, learning and puzzles as well as the top 28 kids’ apps pre-loaded including Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy.

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