ChildPad tablet heads to Toys R Us exclusively

£99 price tag undercuts other kids tablets on the market.
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Earlier this week Toys R Us announced it would be offering US consumers a new own brand Android kids tablet called Tabeo.

While the toy retailer's UK division has told ToyNews it has no plans to stock the Tabeo, it has announced that it will be offering the Archos' Arnova ChildPad exclusively.

The tablet will have a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, with 4GB internal storage. Toys R Us also claims the ChildPad has the ability to play the largest range of music and video formats as compared to competing tablets.

Content will be available through the customised software marketplace AppsLib and a parental control programme will come pre-loaded with a six month licence.

However, the tablet's most interesting feature is its price.

At £99.99, it's cheaper than all of the other kids Android tablets currently available.

InspirationWorks’ Kurio 7 is still listed at its £150 RRP at most retailers, while Meep, Oregon Scientific's Android offering, costs £129.99 from Toys R Us. The pricey kid-focused Lexibook Advance Tablet is available for £199.99 at Argos.

“Parents will be pleased with the safety features and terrific value,” said Mike Coogan, Toys R Us marketing and e-commerce director.

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