Oregon Scientific has announced the MEEP! Android tablet for Kids, dear reader.
Now this has not directly something to do with reading and writing, I do think it is significant, because this way children will be immersed into the world of words much easier. After all, tablets are not only about pictures, also about words.
The MEEP! will have a 7-inch touchscreen display, WiFi, an SD card slot, and a “G-sensor” for improving viewing angle. The Android version is as yet unclear. The makers claim it’s suitable for ages six and up, and parents can monitor and limit web access via an online control panel.
I hope there will be an e-book reader installed on it as well, but otherwise it won’t be difficult to install a reading-application like that of Kobobooks, Amazon.com and/or Aldiko.
(Information found through Engadget.)