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Published on November 12th, 2013 | by admin

Samsung Australia Launches GALAXY Tab 3 Kids

The latest addition to the GALAXY Tab 3 range designed for parents and kids

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SYDNEY, Australia – November 12, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced local pricing and availability of a new Samsung tablet, the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, which features a user mode designed specifically for younger users, as well as a standard mode for adults.

GALAXY Tab 3 Kids is the first device Samsung has launched in Australia designed specifically to cater to separate age groups through two user mode settings. The 7-inch tablet is offered with a bright yellow bezel, bright orange rubber casing and, while being used in Kids Mode, a range of content and apps designed to entertain and help support early childhood learning.^

Arno Lenior – Marketing Director, Samsung Australia, said the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids represents the company’s commitment to offering Australians choice, as well as products that can provide a purpose to different user requirements.

“GALAXY Tab 3 Kids is an exciting addition to the Samsung GALAXY brand of mobile devices as it’s the first of its kind that we have offered in Australia. It offers something for parents and children that make it an ideal tablet for families,” Lenior said.

“Research has shown that children influence tablet adoption in Australian homes^^ so we feel it is important to offer devices and content that can offer experiences for different age groups,” Lenior added.

An Educational and Creative Experience

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids comes pre-loaded with some apps that parents can select for their children to use on the device’s Kids Mode user setting. Offered through an app service called, Kids Store^^^, the device’s content offering has been developed to help support entertainment and early learning for children from three years old.

Pre-loaded content includes games, e-books and educational and entertainment apps that provide a variety of ways for children to practice basic literacy and problem solving skills, as well as find a creative outlet through artistic styled games.

Content available on the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids includes:

  • TOCA Train
  • TOCA Hair Salon 2
  • Kids Planet Discovery
  • Pettson’s Inventions 1
  • Pettson’s Inventions 2
  • Creative Corner
  • Dolphin Readers
  • Story Cloud

Yellow in colour, the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids comes with a bright orange bumper rubber case designed to allow for easy gripping when children use the device.

The GALAXY Tab 3 Kids will also be launched with an array of kid friendly accessories, to help enhance the user experience, including a Kid Grip Cover and an interactive C Pen (accessories sold separately).

The Kid Grip Cover is designed to operate as an easy grip case for children using the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids, as well as a multi-purpose stand. The C Pen has been created to help kids to easily draw and create images on the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids.

Parental Control^

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids also includes a Time Management feature that allows parents to set specific time periods for use by children using Kids Mode. When the designated use time is up, a password protected lock screen appears, requiring a password to be entered to unlock the device. This tool is offered to help parents ensure the time their children spend on the device can be managed.

Using the Application Manager, parents can see what their kids are doing when using the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids.

The Best of Both Worlds

While the GALAXY Tab 3 Kids is pre-set with an easy-to-use Kids Mode^ overlay, parents also have the ability to turn the tablet into their own by simply switching the device to Standard Mode. Standard Mode offers the same user experience offered on the traditional GALAXY Tab 3 (7-inch) device, offering the ability to write emails, surf the web and access content available via any internet connection#.

Pricing and availability 

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids will go on sale for RRP $299.00 and will available from both the Melbourne and Sydney Samsung Experience Stores from mid-November 2013, as well as other retailers around Australia in the coming weeks. The Kid’s Carrying Case with Stylus accessory will also be available for sale for RRP $69.95.


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