Fable, A Vaguely-Described Tablet For Kids

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Isabella Products, the folks that brought you the Vizit interactive picture frame are planning to bring your children a 7″ tablet called the “Fable”. Aside from built-in mobile broadband and a camera, no real technical details are available. The product will incorporate the “carousel” interface used by the Vizit picture frame. Apps include an e-reader with children’s content from Houghton Mifflin, a drawing thingie, games, and a photo sharing thingie.

The Fable announcement is vague on details, including estimated price, but it’s clear that Isabella is going for an end-to-end solution: online activities will be tied into the VizitMe.com content management system. I guess this is a good idea for parents worried about their little darlings being exposed to the horrors of the Internet too soon, but it’s been my experience that such integrated solutions are way too limiting. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see what Isabella does.

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