This new Verizon-exclusive GizmoTab is perfect for kids, not bad for parents either
With even mainstream, mass-appealing Android tablets in danger of extinction, it takes a great deal of bravery to cater a new 8-incher specifically to children aged 3 to 8 these days. But unlike super-low-cost Amazon Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab Kids Editions, the Verizon-exclusive GizmoTab means business.
This is no glorified toy, aiming to provide parents the speed and performance they need to multitask and enjoy their “favorite apps, games and videos” after the little ones are off to bed. Indeed, once you remove the “kid-tough” bumper, the Marshmallow-based slate looks pretty standard, not to mention it packs a powerful Snapdragon 617 punch, 3GB RAM, also sporting Full HD (1920 x 1200) screen resolution.
Still, its key selling points include first and foremost unlimited access to 300 premium learning apps handpicked by “educational experts”, and featuring “recognizable brands and characters that children love”, like Crayola, DreamWorks, Hasbro, Sesame Workshop, and Toca Boca.
All you have to do to receive $600 worth of educational content free of charge is activate the GizmoTab on Big Red. That’s free of additional charge, of course, with the actual 8-inch tablet setting you back $80 on-contract, $250 outright, or $10.41 a month with payment plans after $0 down.
While it also offers full Play Store access, the GizmoTab lets parents “customize the fun” to the child’s age and skill level, as well as practically control and restrict every game they play, video they watch, and learning app they can run.