The Archos Childpad is an inexpensive tablet designed for kids. Right now Archos offers a 7 inch model with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 4GB of storage, and Android 4.0 software.
But it looks like a new 8 inch model is on the way. An Archos 80 ChildPad showed up at the FCC this week.
The FCC documents don’t provide many details about the tablet, other than its name and a drawing of the back.
But that’s enough to suggest that the new ChildPad tablet will have a larger display and a 4:3 aspect ratio display. If I had to guess, I’d say it’ll probably have a 1024 x 768 pixel screen, but a lower resolution 800 x 600 pixel display is also a possibility.
The company’s 7 inch ChildPad tablet has a 1024 x 600 pixel display.
Archos also appears to be adding HDMI output to the new tablet, something that the original ChildPad lacks. Hopefully that means it will also have a faster processor.
Just because a tablet is designed for children doesn’t mean it’s OK to give it antiquated features.
The 7 inch ChildPad tablet sells for about $129. There’s no word on how much the new 8 inch model will cost.