LeapFrog reveals new platforms

Details for LeapPad 2 tablet and LeapsterGS learning video games system unveiled.
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LeapFrog has this morning announced details of two new platforms: the LeapPad 2 tablet and the LeapsterGS learning video games system.

Hitting retail from August - and available for pre-sales at key online retailers from July 18th - the LeapPad 2 will be priced at £89.99 and is aimed at three to nine year olds, while the LeapsterGS will be £64.99 and is aimed at four to nine year olds.

Downloadable apps will be £3.50 and up, while game cartridges will be £19.99.

The new LeapPad 2 will feature higher resolution front and back cameras and video recorders, the new faster LF 2000 processor, double the memory of the original (4GB) and improved battery life.

It will also include extensive free content: a music player with five LeapFrog Learning Songs, a new Cartoon Director creativity app, an Art Studio creativity app, the popular Pet Pad writing app and choice of an additional app.

By the end of the year, the LeapPad content library will feature 225 game cartridges, apps, music, videos, ebooks and more. LeapPad 2 will be compatible with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and LeapFrog App Centre digital content.

Meanwhile, the LeapsterGS has a new thinner sleek design, larger screen, built-in motion sensor plus camera and video recorder, the new faster LF 2000 processor and 4x the internal memory (2GB).

It also comes with free content, including the new Escape of the Sillies game app, Pet Pad writing app and choice of an additional app. By the end of the year, the LeapsterGS content library will feature 200 game cartridges, apps, music, videos, ebooks and more.

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