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busbi 7, Android tablet for kids

publication date: Nov 24, 2012
author/source: Anne Coates
busbi 7 Android tabletChildren love technology and work touch screens as though they are born to it, so it's great to see the busbi 7 Android tablet which looks the part and offers a range of apps and games that will keep any child from about seven delighted.

The busbi 7 is simplicity itself to set up but does need charging for four hours beforehand so I'd recommend you do this on Christmas Eve ready for opening the next day!

If you have friends and family you are not seeing on Christmas day, the Skype app is perfect for kids to keep in touch. Plus there's a camera to entertain as well. The busbi 7 is ideal to keep youngsters amused during journeys and as it is so small and compact can be taken when you're out visiting.

Older children can keep in touch with friends via Twitter and Facebook and you can download full parental controls to make sure your child isn't accessing inapprpriate material.

The busbi 7 has a shock-absorbent back casing and doesn't look like a toy which is probably a disadvantage for the lucky child who receives this – parents might just be tempted to "borrow" it!

Features and specifications:
  • 7" capacitive display with 8000 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Android 4.03 operating system
  • 1.2 GHz Boxchip Cortex A8 ARM processor with Mali 400 GPU
  • 512 MB DDR3 system memory
  • 4GB onboard storage expandable to 36GB with micro-SD
  • 2800mAh longlife Li-ion battery for up to 5 hours use
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WIFI capability
  • 0.3MP front facing camera
  • Stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone out and built in microphone
  • With application market and "disgo apps" access
  • Media viewing & listening in all popular file formats
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥

Busbi Android Tablet (7 inch) 4GB Android 4.0 Capacitive Tablet PC is available from Amazon, Dixons, Office Depot and other good retailers.