Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids back in August, but it’s just now about to make its debut in the United States. The Korean tech giant said Monday that the device will be available starting on Nov. 10 for $229.99, though interested parties can begin placing pre-orders for the device on Nov. 1.
The tablet is essentially the same as the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, though it has a special kids mode (that can be de-activated if you simply want a colorful Android tablet). Oddly, the first images we saw in August showed a handle, though it appears now that the feature is no longer available, or is an added dock-style accessory. An optional hard bumper case will be sold in a $249.99 package, so we assume that’s the case with the handle on it.
The Galaxy Tab 3 kids comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 1.2GHz processor, a 3-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Most consumers should opt for the Nexus 7 instead, which offers more power for the same price, but the real attraction is Samsung’s kid-friendly software that includes a special kid-friendly UI, educational apps, parental controls and games designed for children.
Samsung said that the tablet will be available from the usual retail suspects, including Best Buy, Amazon, Fry’s, Office Depot, Tiger Direct, Toys “R” Us, Sam’s Club and Samsung’s website.