For all the enthusiasm Oregon Scientific put into launching (and naming) its MEEP! tablet, the company has been a bit timid about getting the kid-friendly Android device into the market — we’re just seeing it go on sale eight months after it was first shown to the world. Now that the slate is here, it may be worth the patience from parents. The 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 chip, 512MB of RAM, 800 x 480 screen and 4GB of storage won’t have the adults regretting their Kindle Fire purchases, but the MEEP! does come in a smash-resistant form with remote parental control and an allowance-based store that lets kids ‘buy’ apps with virtual coins. Oregon helps its case through the use of Ice Cream Sandwich, preloaded games like Angry Birds and a raft of accessories for games and music. The $ 150 asking price is just low enough that we can see a few families starting their youngest technophiles on a MEEP! before graduating them to bigger, badder tablets with less punctuation in the name.
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While this might not be the first kid-centric tablet we’ve seen, it’s certainly got the coolest name. All we know about the MEEP! kiddie-slate right now is that it’s made by Oregon Scientific, has a 7-inch touchscreen display, WiFi, an SD card slot, a “G-sensor” for improving viewing angle — and runs on an as yet unspecified version of Android. The makers claim it’s suitable for ages six and up, and parents can monitor and limit web access via an online control panel. We’re told that accessories will soon be on their way, including every parent’s favorite: musical instruments. The full unveiling will be at the TIA toy fair this weekend. Road-run over the break for the full press release. MEEP! MEEP!
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