tech2 News StaffJan 23, 2014 11:50:59 IST
Educational solutions startup Metis Learning today launched an Android 4.2-powered tablet targetted at kids aged between 2 and 10 years. Its focus is clearly on educator-selected learning content, while there are infotainment apps preloaded on to the tablet.
Eddy, the latest Android-powered kids tablet to hit stores, is being offered at an introductory price of Rs 9,999 till February 20th and at present is exclusively available on Amazon.com and the startup's website. Speaking at the launch, Metis Learning CEO Bharat Gulia said: "India is a huge potential market for tablets and the country saw the sale of about 4.5 million units last year. The kinds tablet space has a potential of about 4.5 units."
Eddy is the only tablet to map school curriculum to games and has been designed by a team with over 100 years of combined experience, he added. On being asked about the units it plans to sell, Gulia said: "We expect to sell about 50,000 units in the first year." The 7-inch screen tablet sports a 1.6 GhZ dual core processor with 1 GB RAM and an internal memory of 8 GB, which can be expanded to 32 GM with a micro SD card. A 3200 mAH battery ensures more than 4 hours of continuous usage time on full charge. The tablet has been manufactured in China, Gulia said.
"Eddy is set to usher a new paradigm for early year's education in India with its concept of game-based learning," he added. Children can read books, learn to play the piano, explore the world and the universe as well as practice math through games on Eddy, he added. The team of seasoned educators and experts behind Eddy have ensured that only games that are highly engaging, violence-free and suitable for children have been selected. Parents also have access to over 50,000 educational apps on Google Play Store, in addition to other apps that can help children learn. Eddy also comes with an exclusive recommendation engine for parents, the Kids Radar, which recommends the most suitable learning apps for their kids on the Play Store.
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