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Toys ‘R Us Introduces Pricy Tablet For Kids

September 11th, 2012 - Business

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Small Bite: Are they forcing it? #Shrugs

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Alright parents, or family members/friends of any princesses or divos, brace yourselves. The children's retailer Toys R' Us  is planning to release a tablet for tots this fall. According to reports, the 7-inch "Tabeo Tablet" will be retailed for $150 and sold exclusively at Toys R' Us stores this October.

Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Toys R' Us, Troy Peterson, recently released a statement in regards to this new hot item:

“Over the past year, we’ve spent considerable time talking to parents and children to determine what features and functions they really want in a kids’ tablet, resulting in tabeo … We are proud that tabeo offers robust and flexible parental controls that can help protect children as they surf the Internet, and we are pleased to offer the tabeo App Store, which features only kid-safe content carefully curated by the Toys”R”Us team.”

Aside from a few children's stories that have been pre-installed into the tablet, the mini-computer will include 50 entertainment, education, and exploration apps including Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Temple Run, Discovery Kids Putterbugs, Operation Math, Putt Putt Zoo, and Freddy Fish.

What do you guys think? Do kids REALLY need this fancy toy? Whatever happened to Leggos or Easy Bake Ovens? Will this be beneficial for children?

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Posted by: Hoamy Tran