The newest Ematic FunTab is coming bundled with Zoodles, a kid-friendly app that will handle parental controls and interaction with their kids using the device.
The new FunTab runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and features a 7” 800 x 480 resolution capacitive touchscreen. There’s also a 3-axis gyroscope to allow for motion controls, as well as rear and front-facing cameras. The FunTab runs on a fairly good 1.2 GHz processor. A MicroSD card slot allows for expansion of storage memory by as much as 32 GB. Battery life is being put at about five hours. Physically, the tablet is designed with soft, rubber grips on the edges, ideal for children.
The FunTab also includes Zoodles, an app originally produced to be a device agnostic “kid mode” for tablets. On the FunTab, it allows parents to view all content and activity on the device, and provides a dashboard for parents to check up on educational progress made on the device. Parents will also be able to put controls on the Web browser. Most importantly, the Zoodles parental control features for the tablet can be accessed from the cloud via Zoodles.com, giving parents constant access to their children’s tablet activity.
The tablet also comes loaded with popular games like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, as well as plenty of educational apps. There’s also an art studio, where parents can view artistic creations and hand out gold stars. Video Mail is a device-specific app that allows kids to keep in touch with family and friends in a safe, fenced-in way.
The new Ematic FunTab is available now from Walmart for about $120, and comes in blue/green and pink/purple.