Mobile network EE is not stopping with its range of mobile devices and the latest is 4G LTE enabled tablet especially for kids. Here's what you need to know about the EE Robin release date, price and specs. See also: Best kids' talet 2015.
"Parents know their children love using technology gadgets more than ever. The Robin from EE allows kids to enjoy that experience and benefit from e-learning too. What's more, the Robin has been designed to provide parents with the peace of mind that their child is protected online with the UK's biggest and fastest 4G network," said Christopher Traggio, Director of Connected Products, at EE.
EE Robin release date and price
The initial release date for the EE Robin is 23 October in 'select stores' and then will get a nationwide and online release on 2 November. Which stores you can find it in later this week we don't know, but we've asked EE.
EE said the Robin will be available on monthly contracts starting at £13 per month. It will be free for existing customers or £29 for non-EE pay monthly customers. A £15pm contract over 24 months will come with 10GB of monthly data.
If you don't fancy a contract then you can choose to buy the EE Robin on Pay-As-You-Go for £129. Damage cover is available for £4 per month and protects against cracks, smashes and spills with a next day replacement service.
Monthly contracts come with two years access to Hopster for free while Pay-As-You-Go customers will get it free for three months. Hopster is a service which provides TV shows and games aimed at kids.
Note: Peppa Pig isn't included on this service; our mention of it refers to watching episodes on YouTube via the 4G data connection.
EE Robin specs and features
The EE Robin is a 7in tablet, similar to rivals such as the Tesco Hudl 2, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Specifications include a quad-core processor (unspecified in the press release), 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There's also a Micro-SD card slot for adding up to 32GB more and a 2Mp rear facing camera.
It features a 'child-proof' bumper design and can be used as a regular Android tablet 'at the click of a button'. This is because it normally runs a child-friendly Kurio interface over the top designed to keep kids safe when online.
Parental controls allow you to manage user accounts, app management what content is being viewed with things like web filters and safe lists. You can also limit how much time a child can spend on non-educational apps.
The EE Robin comes with more than 40 pre-loaded apps, games and eBooks including Fruit Ninja and Berry Rush. Downloads from the Google Play store will require permission before they are installed.
The main thing which EE is promoting, of course, is the 4G LTE data connectivity with 27 percent of parents in a commissioned survey responding that 'being able to access content from anywhere' is a vital element when choosing a tablet.