Verizon’s GizmoTab tablet could be an excellent Christmas gift for your kid

Does your child like tablets?

Christmas is approaching quickly and if you haven’t purchased a gift for your kid yet, Verizon might have what you need. The carrier has just released a new child friendly tablet dubbed the GizmoTab, designed for children aged 3 to 8.

The GizmoTab features an 8-inch HD display (720p resolution) and a Snapdragon 617 processor breathing life into the device from under the hood. The slate has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD cardslot up to 128GB).

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Children can use the slate to take photos as well thanks to the 8MP main camera and a 5MP selfie snapper. A big plus of the GizmoTab is the hefty 5,100 mAh battery which will keep the tablet going for a long time.

The tablet comes encased in a (removable) bumper, which protects against accidental drops and bumps.

As you can see the tablet is quite decent spec-wise. What we’re not told is whether the device allows parents to limit accessibility to certain apps or overall usage of the tablet.

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We do know that GizmoTab arrives with a series of 300 premium learning apps including approved by educational experts. Kids will be able to find titles like Crayola, DreamWorks Animation, Hasbro, National Geographic, Toca Boca, Sesame Workship, HiT Entertainment or The Jim Henson Company on board. Learn more about what Fingerprint brings to the table as it pertains to curating content.

The GizmoTab runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and won’t probably see any Nougat during its life time.

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The GizmoTab is available from Verizon online and in brick and mortar locations starting December 1 and can be yours for $249.99 outright or for $79.99 with the usual two year activation affair.

For a limited time, Verizon also offers an additional offer. Parents who purchase the GizmoTab will also receive a gift card for one of the following: Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble or the Gap.

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