Archos might not be able to churn out a clear winner like the Apple iPad in terms of a tablet device, but that does not mean they are just going to sit down there and do nothing, letting the competition steamroll all over the place. In fact, Archos wants to tap into the childrens’ market with their latest device, the Archos Child Pad. This 7″ Android-powered tablet will come in a compact lightweight design, running on a 1GHz processor alongside the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with 1GB of RAM ensuring there is enough muscle underneath the hood to get the job done. Out at the end of this month for $129 a pop, the Archos Child Pad obviously boast kid-friendly features, such as access to the Kids App Store that offers 14 friendly categories and 10,000 apps.

Not only that, the user interface will obviously target the younger generation, where it boasts of colored icons, home screen folders with direct access to games, entertainment, learning and puzzles and the top 28 kids’ apps pre-loaded – including the ever popular Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy amongst others. Parental controls and safe web browsing has been integrated to ensure parents have a say in what their kids can and cannot see. What do you think of this niche device?

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