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Surface Pro 2 : Hands-on preview

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 2, a new version of its flagship 10.6-inch Windows tablet at an event in New York City. It’s a 10.6-inch tablet with enough specs that can turn it into a laptop or even a PC replacement.  Microsoft has bumped the specifications to the latest Intel Haswell processor Read the rest of this entry

Samsung Announces colorful Galaxy Tab 3 kids for children

Samsung aims to change the kid’s tablet market with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a brightly colored variation of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 that comes preloaded with apps and content for children.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 screen, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. It features a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a 1-megapixel camera on the front. There’s no network connectivity, but the tablet connects to 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. It comes loaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), but that will likely be unrecognizable beneath all of Samsung’s software customizations.
The case offers better gripping for kids, as well as the outside protection which makes it easier for young hands to hold. Samsung is planning to offer a number of different stand options, like the grip/kickstand combo pictured above. Most interesting is the included C Pen, which, much like an S Pen, lets children draw on the tablet’s screen without fear of damage.
Samsung has also preloaded a number of apps for education, gaming, entertainment, and e-book reading. The tablet allows parents to select the apps they want to allow their kids to use through the Application Manager. Samsung has also loaded a child-friendly app store on the tablet. Samsung is including a time management feature that allows parents to set specific time periods during which the tablet can be used. To do this, a password-protected lock screen appears, requiring an adult to unlock the device.
Samsung hasn’t announced a price, but you can probably expect the tablet to retail somewhere around the $199. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available in early September starting in Korea, but will make its way to the U.S., Europe, China, Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia shortly thereafter.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids specs

  • 7-inch 1024×600 display
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 3 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 8 GB of internal storage, micro SD (up to 32 GB)
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1

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