Samsung’s new kid-friendly Galaxy Tab 3 Kids can now be pre-ordered before it goes on sale in U.S. stores on November 10th. The $229.99 tablet’s hardware will be identical to that of the (adult-version) ‘Galaxy Tab 3’ but the colors will be brighter and the software will be geared towards the young.
The tablet will come pre-installed with a number of apps that appeal to kids like “Fruit Ninja” and “Discovery Kids,” it will also have a simple interface and a stylus for drawing apps. Parental controls will be in place to insure that children don’t accidentally rack up large bills or stumble upon inappropriate content. The Tab 3 Kids edition will even come with a time management feature that parents can program so that the tablet locks after a specified amount of use. A simple few swipes can change the tablet back to standard mode allowing adults to use it as well. 38% of children under two now use mobile media, according to a new report by Common Sense Media. That means tablets and other devices aimed towards children could present a huge and — until now — mostly untapped market.