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HCL has recently launched its new tablet 'ME Champ', exclusively targeted at kids between 3 to 12 years of age, at a price of Rs 7,999.
The tablet sports 7 inch display offering a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by Cortex A9 1 GHz single core processor and Mail 400 GPU. The processor is backed by 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. The memory can be further enhanced up to 32 GB using microSD card.
The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Connectivity options in the device include HDMI port, WiFi, micro USB and 3.5 mm Audio jack. Kids can also use 3G via dongle (data card).
The device is equipped with a 2-mega pixel rear camera and a 0.3-mega pixel front camera which enables video chatting.
The battery under the hood is 3100 mAh battery.
HCL Me Champ comes with a lot of pre-loaded content for kids like exercise in Math, Science, Geography, History, Art and Language. The tablet also includes interactive books, TV Mornings Cartoons app, Creativity app to create books by adding voice recordings, pictures and texts. It also comes with collection of music and music videos. Other pre-loaded apps include, Hungama, Opera mini, Kingsoft Office, Navigate and more. The device also offers free access to more than 500 Apps under categories - games, books and education, and to all videos under the kids TV segment.
On top of that HCL ME Tablet is also running 'KIDS ARE CHAMP' sponsorship programme, which would give 10 lucky champs a chance to win scholarships totaling Rs 5 lakh.
A couple of days ago, Swipe Telecom also released a similar 7 inch tablet dubbed as Swipe Junior in the Indian market at Rs. 5,990. Not only that but LeapFrog, a leader in educational entertainment in collaboration with MBE (My Baby Excels) have also released their latest LeapPad 2 in India earlier this month. This clearly indicates that tablet manufacturers are now also trying to bring out devices targeted towards kids section.
However, if compared between the three tablets mentioned above, HCL ME Champ is quite better in terms of specs. And the manufacturer says that it is designed to addresses children's cognitive development needs and empowers parents to supervise tablet use with parental control.