In the past we have seen many OEMs create tablets that are kids-friendly. This means that the tablets are rugged so that they can withstand a fair amount of abuse from kids who might have butterfingers, and they also come with kids-friendly apps that are fun and educational, as well as parental controls to prevent kids from stumbling across unsavory websites.
Well it looks like Amazon has decided that kids-friendly tablets could be the way to go as they have recently announced the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet. The tablet will come in two sizes – 6-inches and 7-inches, with the former priced at $149 while the latter will retail for $189. Both models have also been pegged for a release on the 21st of October.
So what can parents expect from the new Kids Edition tablet? Well for starters the tablet will come with a rubber case that will hopefully prevent it from taking too much damage. Amazon will also be throwing in access to FreeTime that locks down the tablet and allows parents to decide what content their kids have access to. For example parents could choose to make video-watching limited, but reading unlimited.
It also blocks access to stores and in-app purchases, so parents won’t have to worry about bill shock. There will also be a year’s subscription to FreeTime Unlimited which brings content such as Harry Potter, Dora the Explorer, and other kids’ favorites to the tablet worth $120. Amazon will also be giving parents a no-questions-asked 2-year warranty.