Micromax Informatics Ltd. has announced the launch of Canvas Tabby, the company’s first endeavor into the area of kids edutainment. The product is the first tablet built by the company that features a kids-use mode.
The tablet was created in an effort to make learning fun through the use of technology, and is the first to offer a dual use mode that allows both parents and children to use the device.
Technology and pre-loaded content work together in order to create a learning experience for children that makes use of their natural creativity concerning the world around them.
The parent use mode allows the tablet to be used as a regular Android device. Users can watch movies, check email and surf the web. Meanwhile, the kids use function allows children to have fun exploring specially loaded content through parental control.
The child mode, powered by EddyPaddy, comes with 100 original applications, as well as access to over 500 videos in the areas of education, creativity and entertainment. At the same time, the parental control abilities allow children to increase their skills and potential with their parents’ help and observation.
Parents have the capability to configure the settings based on their child’s age and can create three separate profiles for individual children. In addition, time limits can be set, and content can be added or blocked based on what parents want their children to focus on. A detailed report is given to parents showing them exactly what their children are doing while using the tablet, and parents have the capability to change the settings remotely.
The Tabby, which runs on Android KitKat 4.4, comes with eye glare protection and is powered by a 1.3Ghz processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM which can be increased to 32 GB with a microSD card. Also featured is voice-calling functionality with dual SIM support.
The tablet offers a 7-inch display and a 2 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera. The tablet also features 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 3200 mAh battery, reports Phalgunn Maharishi for TechTree.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics said, “We are already well on our way to getting to a market leadership positioning in the tablet category with our portfolio of 7-and-8 inch tablets. We are now reinforcing our commitment to deepen tablet penetration in the country through the launch of this new offering we’re calling the Tabby, with which we also enter an exciting new consumer segment with a specialized offering.’
The Canvas Tabby is available for purchase for a little over $100 for three weeks on Flipkart, which began on June 22. After that, it can be purchased through all online and retail channels.