Cartoon Network, the popular television network for kids has jumped into the smart devices arena with a creativity tablet for kids. They have partnered with India based Eddy, which has been in this market for a while. The Android tablet comes pre-loaded with hundreds of activities, apps and videos designed to nurture creativity in children.
Along with the Creativity Tablet, Cartoon Network Enterprises and Eddy announced the Ben 10 tablet, based on the popular animated action series, Ben 10. Both these tablets come with content from Cartoon Network and POGO, designed to provide hours of learning and entertainment to kids. They also come pre-loaded with hundreds of books and learning games from leading international app developers. Both tablets are targeted at children aged 3 and above.
We had previously reviewed the first offering of Eddy Tablet and found it really unique and helpful. Clearly, the onus is not on the hardware specifications. Although the new tablets are powered by dual core Intel processor Z2520 processor, they still come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is almost 3 years old now. But it shouldn’t matter much for the target audience, which are kids in this case. Eddy has their own Athena OS running on top of Android which provides children a very safe environment and allows robust parental controls including time discipline, usage reports and kid-safe Internet browsing.
The Creativity Tablet carries more than 180 activities from the very popular kids’ show M.A.D (Music, Art and Dance), presented by celebrity host Rob, and aired on POGO channel. It also comes pre-loaded with hundreds of art and craft activities, music and dance videos, books and meticulously selected games. Parents can also download new apps from the over 50,000 educational apps available at Google Play Store.
On the other hand, the Ben 10 tablet combines 10 features in one gadget – including a library, a movie theatre, a computer, a personal tutor, a camera, a musical instrument, a game console, an art studio, a planetarium and a dictionary. The tablet also comes pre-loaded with more than 1,000 minutes of Ben 10 content, thousands of books and world’s best learning games.
Both the tablets are targeted at children aged 3 and above. They include 2 mega-pixel front & back cameras, 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. The scratch-proof screens are impact resistant, with a 9H hardness level. The tablets come with high quality drop-safe bumper made of food grade silicone to prevent damage from falls.
The Ben 10 tablet and Creativity Tablet are priced at INR 9,999/- and INR 8,999/-, respectively, with limited period launch offers and discounts worth INR 4000/-. They will be exclusively available at Amazon.in and eddytablet.com.