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The XO Tablet for kids focuses on apps

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The XO Tablet for kids.   What makes it different.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    There’s plenty of competition these days in the market for tablets designed for kids.   The folks who created One Laptop Per Child have partnered with Sakar to create the OLPC XO tablet.   While the specs of the Android tablet are pretty ordinary, what sets the XO apart is the software that it ships with.  Sakar Director of Special Projects Jill Larson…

“The XO Tablet is ready to go right out of the box.   The content has been created and curated in partnership with some amazing household names including Little Pim, Common Sense Media, Discovery, Discovery Kids.   All of the apps and all of the content is organized into a Dreams user interface that makes it really easy for children to explore.    And it’s all organized by ability instead of by age, that children can learn at their own pace.”

The XO Tablet ships with a ruggedized bumper to make it kid safe…and sells for about a hundred fifty dollars.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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