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iPad For Kids : Archos Unveils £99 Child Pad ICS Tablet

Archos has unveiled a super cheap Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet called the Child Pad which should cost $129 or around £99.

The tablet comes with a 1GHz processor and, a first at this price, 1GB RAM. There's a 7-inch display, almost certainly a resistive one with a 800 by 480 pixels screen resolution.

Given that the Child Pad hasn't been certified by Google, Archos has launched its own child friendly application store called "Kids App Store" which is powered by Appslib and contains 10,000 apps scattered amoungst 14 categories.

Archos has also bundled 28 games including Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy and says that it has designed the Child Pad to comply with CIPA and COPPA regulations.

Other than a customised kid friendly user interface that uses bright colours and big icons, the Child Pad also contains a Mobile Parental filter from Editions Profil.

The tablet could be a variant of the Arnova 7 G2 tablet which sells for £99 but comes with Gingerbread and only 256MB RAM.

The market for children tablets has been quietly growing with VTech's Innotab and the LeapFrog LeapPad being the two market leaders.

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