AT&T's first kid-friendly tablet is here with a fun design and great price

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AT&T's first kid-friendly tablet is here with a fun design and great price
UPDATE: AT&T has moved a lot faster than we originally expected, not only confirming the price point and key specs of the amiGo Jr. Tab, but putting the little tough guy up for grabs for all of the operator's new and existing customers as well.

AT&T amiGo Jr. Tab

Kid-Friendly Tablet with 8-Inch HD Screen, Eye Comfort Mode, Android 13, Google Kids Space, Parental Controls, Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22A Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, 5MP Rear-Facing Camera, 5MP Front-Facing Camera, 4,080mAh Battery, Carbon Gray Color, Bumper Case with Built-in Kickstand Included

Just as we anticipated, this is by no means an expensive slate, fetching $165.99 outright or $4.62 a month on an installment plan with 64GB internal storage. The rest of the specifications are definitely not bad for a tablet with such a (theoretically) unpretentious target audience, including a high-definition 8-inch touchscreen, 5MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing snapper, octa-core MediaTek Helio P22A processing power, 4GB RAM, and a 4,080mAh battery that may prove to be the setup's biggest flaw.

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Technically coated in "carbon gray", the kid-friendly tab comes with an eye-catching blue bumper case as standard that hides a green kickstand at the back likely to come in handy when your child receives their parent-sanctioned quota of video entertainment. Our original story covering the vague initial amiGo Jr. Tab announcement follows below.


If you're the parent of a relatively small child who's been nagging you for a while to be allowed to own and use their very first tablet, AT&T is just about ready to come to your rescue. Curiously enough, we don't know exactly when the playfully named amiGO Jr. Tab will be made available and at what price, although it probably won't be long now and the slate is unlikely to cost much.

The carrier's official announcement of its "first kid's tablet" also doesn't contain many details on specifications and the usual features advertised when an Android device is unveiled. That's likely because AT&T thinks this product's target audience cares more about things like parental controls than screen resolution, processing power, or memory.

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If you do feel that way, you'll be delighted to know that the first-of-a-kind AT&T amiGO Jr. Tab comes with an all-new AT&T amiGO app that promises to let you "fully control" your child's experience remotely on your own device in one place with little to no effort and no additional cost.

Safe browsing, playtime limits, and location monitoring will all be integrated into this platform, which also guarantees secure messaging, voice calls and video calling with parent-approved contacts. Because that doesn't sound like a lot of fun and you risk making your child averse to technology rather than enthralled by it if you set too many limits and restrictions, the device does also come with free Google Kids Space access where "teacher approved" apps, games, and videos can be found.

In case you're wondering, this is AT&T's first own-brand kid's tablet, with the carrier previously releasing Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition to meet the needs of this same audience. Coincidentally or not, that product is now listed as "out of stock" on the operator's website, an availability situation that's likely to go unchanged in anticipation of the amiGO Jr. Tab release... at some point in the not-so-distant future.

Elsewhere, Verizon charges $200 for a TCL Tab Family Edition and TCL Tab Disney Edition, while T-Mobile's Alcatel Joy Tab Kids 2 is technically priced at $168 but also listed as unavailable on Magenta's official website for some reason. That means there could definitely be some demand for AT&T's newest tablet, especially if it's priced aggressively enough and equipped with decent enough features and capabilities. We'll keep you posted.

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