Archos Announces Tablet Tie-In With Alvin and the Chipmunks 3

I’ll freely admit that a tablet-movie tie-in seems like a bad deal on its face. Tie-ins are usually considered to be short-term products like games, intending to remain popular only as long as the related movie. Fortunately, the Archos 7” Child Pad “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3” Edition tablet isn’t too bad of a long-term buy, packing in quality specs and apps to make it worth the asking price.

The Child Pad is designed for kids to enjoy the world of tablets safely, but without a terribly watered down experience. This is a 7” tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by a 1 GHz processor. There are plenty of preloaded apps, including educational selections and games like Angry Birds. The user interface has been retooled to suit kids, using bright colors and easy-to-use shortcuts to apps kids will likely most frequently use.

Of course, they aren’t calling it the “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3” edition for nothing. The tablet also comes with behind-the-scenes looks at the movie, as well as pictures from the movie, wallpapers, and an online game.

The Archos Child Pad “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3” Edition is on sale now for about $130.