Galaxy Tab Kids

Pre-orders start November 1, priced at $229.99

Samsung has announced that the chunky, bright-colored Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be headed to the U.S. from Nov. 10, priced at $229.99. The 7-inch tablet is essentially a Galaxy Tab 3 wrapped in a colorful exterior, with the option to switch into a second, kid-friendly operating mode alongside the standard Android/TouchWiz UI. Naturally for a kid-centric tablet you'll find a host of games and educational apps preloaded on the Tab 3 Kids, along with parental controls to keep tabs on what your kids can do.

We've got the full feature list after the break.

  • Special Kid’s Interface:  Easily access kid-specific content through the easy to navigate user interface, including kid-friendly apps and games.
  • Kid-Friendly Games: Toca Train, Wipeout, Fruit Ninja, Disney’s Toy Story: Smash It! and Where’s My Perry? and more.
  • Educational Apps: Learn ABCs and 123s with educational apps including I Learn With Ocean, Dolphin Reader, Inventions 2 and Kids Planet Discovery
  • Built-In Camera: Capture moments or create movies with the 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.  In Kids mode, the camera features fun and interactive settings that let kids add stickers or costumes to photos.
  • Parental Controls: Manage a child’s tablet experience, including what content kids can access, as well as when and how long they use the tablet at one time.  In addition, you can control the transition between Standard mode and Kids mode with PIN-based access.
  • Built-For-Kids Case: Protect the lightweight, portable tablet from bumps and bruises with the colorful, easy-to-hold case available in orange.

There's also $10 of free Google Play credit included, as well as twelve months of Boingo Wifi access, three months of Hulu Plus and 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years. Pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids begin this Friday, Nov. 1 from Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Tiger Direct and Toys “R” Us. Samsung's also offering the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids with a bundled hard case for $249.99.

Press Release

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Available in U.S. Beginning Nov. 10 for $229.99; Pre-Orders Open Nov. 1

New Samsung Tablet Delivers Exciting and Safe Experience For Entire Family

DALLAS –Oct. 28, 2013 – Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile), a leader in tablet choice, today introduced the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet designed for kids and parents alike.  Featuring dual operating modes, the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids lets parents easily switch between Kids mode and Standard mode.  In Standard mode, parents can enjoy a traditional Android tablet experience and many of the benefits of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids comes equipped with parental controls, educational and entertainment apps, and unique content just for kids in a fun, interactive and secure family tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available for pre-order beginning Nov. 1, launching in stores Nov. 10 for $229.99, and comes with a protective bumper case.

“Today’s kids are incredibly tech-savvy and regularly use technology at home, at school and on-the-go,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business, Samsung Mobile.  “Studies* show that 70 percent of tablet owners share their tablets with their children.  The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is engaging, encourages learning and fosters creativity in a safe environment that parents can easily manage.”

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids features a bright, colorful display and an intuitive Kids mode that children can easily navigate.  The new 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet’s content-rich features create a dynamic, interactive and fun experience for kids while keeping them safe and secure.

“Samsung is committed to offering products that fit the needs of all consumers and the addition of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids offers a safe introduction to mobile technology,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing, Samsung Electronics America.  “The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids provides a tablet experience that can grow and adapt with the whole family.”

The tablet is packed with free pre-loaded content and entertainment specifically for kids, including game applications. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids lets users browse apps in the Samsung Apps store, with an added level of protection through the Applications Manager.  The Applications Manager allows parents to review and manage the apps their kids can access, giving full control over what apps are purchased and explored. Kids can also discover and request new content by creating a wish list within the new Kids Store.  Parents can then review and purchase the apps they think are appropriate for their child.

Pre-loaded content and features include:

· Special Kid’s Interface:  Easily access kid-specific content through the easy to navigate user interface, including kid-friendly apps and games.

· Kid-Friendly Games: Toca Train, Wipeout, Fruit Ninja, Disney’s Toy Story: Smash It! and Where’s My Perry? and more.

· Educational Apps: Learn ABCs and 123s with educational apps including I Learn With Ocean, Dolphin Reader, Inventions 2 and Kids Planet Discovery

· Built-In Camera: Capture moments or create movies with the 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.  In Kids mode, the camera features fun and interactive settings that let kids add stickers or costumes to photos.

· Parental Controls: Manage a child’s tablet experience, including what content kids can access, as well as when and how long they use the tablet at one time.  In addition, you can control the transition between Standard mode and Kids mode with PIN-based access.

· Built-For-Kids Case: Protect the lightweight, portable tablet from bumps and bruises with the colorful, easy-to-hold case available in orange.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids comes with access to additional content and services through Galaxy Perks, including a $10 credit for the purchase of applications, books, movies and music in Google Play; free 12-months of Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi access; 3-Month Hulu Plus Membership for new users; two years of up to 50GB of DropBox storage; and more.  Learn more about Galaxy Perks at http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available for pre-order beginning Nov. 1 and in stores Nov. 10 for $229.99 at Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Tiger Direct and Toys “R” Us. In addition, a Galaxy Tab 3 Kids hard case bundle will be offered starting at $249.99.

 
There are 26 comments

NoNexus says:

Finally an audience for touchwiz

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jrb363 says:

Haha nice one!

icebike says:

Does no one at Samsung have kids?

Why would you put a damage prone protruding usb connector on something you know is going to get dropped?

yankeesusa says:

I think that is just for charging it or a security feature since this may be a display.

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CDonner says:

That's probably from a show where the tablet was locked into a charger on a table. Its not on the device.

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crester says:

That's a security connection because it's at a show... DUH!

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The SPCS Guy says:

Keep it in the Family! BBM: 7B725FA9

olues says:

We're talking samsung you're talking bbm. What is wrong with you?!

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outlooker says:

Probably hoping to get random contacts on his BBM.

jrb363 says:

I'm so gonna buy this and use it in my college classes. LOL

droidhead_1 says:

That's awesome!

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olues says:

Finding it hard keeping up with Samsung products these days. There's virtually a phone, tablet or phablet for everyone and purpose *sigh

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crester says:

Damn Samsung for making devices that suit people's needs eh?

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jimjr says:

Maybe I missed it, but what's the thing poking out of the bottom? It almost looks like a retractable USB plug (ala a USB stick)

newboyx says:

Most likely a security device keeping the AC crew from running off with the demo ;-)

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gyroslice says:

If this was a Note variant I would like it a lot more. I have no idea how many pieces of paper that I throw away each day that are just my son practicing to write words and numbers. Something that had an attached pen (similar to a LeapPad) would be an excellent learning tool.

rap1 says:

50 GB dropbox space? For a preschooler or gradeschooler?

Jlav78 says:

Just a preschooler. Can't imagine anyone older using this

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DroidDavi says:

Keep tabs on your kids i see what you did

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The yellow is sort of cool lol.

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yankeesusa says:

Even though it looks cool for kids, I think the nabi 2 is better and cheaper in price and has a parent mode that some people actually use as their regular tablet which I do when we go on vacation.

This tablet can be used without kid mode. Regular Android can be unlocked with a PIN code to get out of kid mode.

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yankeesusa says:

Good to know. It will be interesting to see the reviews for it. I really like my kids nabi 2 tablet. It's a decent tablet for it being only 179.

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cjb44 says:

Seems pricey when you can get something from Leapster for a fraction of the price. And those are designed for kids...you can also get a Kindle Fire for less as well. The device looks fine, but I think it's pricing itself out of the market.

flychinook says:

If the leapster is like everything else LeapFrog has made, the initial hardware isn't where they make their money. It's on the software. You'll likely triple your investment in that thing when you start purchasing apps.