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Polaroid launches a tablet for children

US Photography company Polaroid has teamed up with Southern Telecom to launch a US$150 Android tablet aimed at children, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The seven-inch tablet will feature the Android 4.0 operating system and come with 35 preloaded apps.

The children-centric apps include drawing, a Kids Cam, Music Studio and Kids Vids, which allow young users to stream filtered video content. Apps are bought from a child-friendly App Shop.

The tablet also comes pre-loaded with a selection of interactive e-books including Dr Seuss titles and others from Smithsonian and Barnes and Noble.

At launch the tablet will only be available in the US. 

“Throughout our 75 year history, we’ve been known for creating innovative and easy-to-use products that are fun for all ages,” says Polaroid president Scott Hardy. “The kids tablet is no exception.  It epitomizes the Polaroid brand personality and brings together a host of features that will delight kids and parents alike.”

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