UK 4G pioneer EE unveiled what it described as “the world’s first 4G-enabled tablet for kids”, in the shape of its £130 Robin.
The company said the device features “smart, easy-to-use parental controls”, with an “especially robust design” and “superfast 4G connectivity for use on the move or at home”.
Indeed, while EE is not the first company to offer a tablet targeting children, it is leading the way in including high-speed mobile data capabilities, for those youngsters who need to be connected on the move.
In addition to pay-as-you-go, contract options are also available for parents wanting to couple the device with a service plan.
Robin comes with more than 40 preloaded games, educational apps and eBooks. Also available is free access to Hopster, “a unique interactive TV streaming app that blends over a thousand episodes of high-quality kids’ shows and educational games, all in an ad-free environment”.
Robin has a 7-inch display, a 2MP rear-facing camera, quadcore processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage with microSD expansion slot. It runs Android 5.1.
It can also be used as a regular Android tablet “with a simple click of a button”.