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VTech Releases InnoTab Tablet for kids

VTech has released the InnoTab, a multi-function educational tablet for children at major retail and toy stores and VTechKids.com. The innovative learning app tablet brings interactive and animated reading, educational gaming, creative activities, and a rich collection of applications to children ages 4-9.

InnoTab comes with an animated e-book, motion games, creative activities, MP3 music player, photo viewer, video player, alarm clock, calculator, calendar and an address book.

InnoTab is supported by a cartridge library that features kids’ favorite characters, including Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 and Toy Story, Dora the Explorer and Disney Princesses. One can download more interactive e-books, learning games and other content from VTech’s Learning Lodge Navigator and more than 100 downloads will be available by year end.

InnoTab features a 5″ color touch screen LCD, a tilt-sensor for motion game control, USB interface, SD card slot for memory expansion, along with a stylus and a headphone jack.
Tom McClure, director of marketing, VTech Electronics North America, LLC said: “Parents can trust that InnoTab’s educational games and activities will make learning fun.”
InnoTab’s key features include:

Interactive, Animated E-books Stories come to life on InnoTab through interactive, animated e-books that offer story narration, character voices, animation, vivid graphics, sounds and music. Kids will learn and enjoy reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, word building, and interact with animated characters. As they read, kids will watch the words highlight and can touch individual words to hear them pronounced. Each e-book comes with a story dictionary offering word definitions that are easy for kids to comprehend and helps with the context of the story Motion Learning Games Using InnoTab’s touch screen and tilt-sensor, kids can have hours of fun with learning games. They can control how they play, and develop the skills of using touch
applications including tap, flick, drag-and-drop so they can have the same technology and fun as parents do with their touch-screen devices. Using the tilt-sensor they can control the onscreen fun by turning, tilting and moving the tablet in different
directions to manipulate the image on-screen.
Creative Activities
InnoTab lets kids bring out their creative side with an Art Studio offering painting, coloring and drawing applications they can use with their fingers or the included stylus. After a picture is painted, kids can tilt the InnoTab to see their masterpiece
come to life in 3D with Color and Pop. The Art Studio also includes photo editing capabilities and special effects that allow kids to explore their creative power with images transferred from a KidiZoom® camera (sold separately) or images from their home

Feature-Rich Software Cartridges
InnoTab offers full-feature cartridges providing interactive e-books, learning games and creative activities. Kids can play and learn with their favorite characters, such as Toy Story, Dora the Explorer and Disney Princesses. This expanding library of
cartridges starts with nine titles at launch, including:

* Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2
* Disney Fairies
* Disney Princess
* Dora the Explorer
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
* The Penguins of Madagascar
* Scooby-Doo
* SpongeBob Squarepants
* Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story

Kids can maintain their multimedia lives with InnoTab’s integrated MP3 player to listen to their favorite songs, as well as view videos with the Video Player. Other integrated applications include Photo Viewer, Calculator, Calendar, Notepad, Clock,
and Friends Address Book.

Online Value
InnoTab easily connects to a PC computer via USB port. It also has an SD card slot for memory expansion so you can download interactive e-books, learning games and other content from VTech’s Learning Lodge Navigator (www.vtechkids.com/download). More than 100 download titles will be available by the end of the year. Parents can also use the Learning Lodge Navigator to keep up with their child’s progress on a variety of educational milestones and lessons.

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