California-based chip-maker Intel and Metis Learning Tuesday launched a tablet for children aged 2-10 priced at Rs. 9,999, an official said here.
"The technology landscape is changing in India. Tablets can be used as a learning tool. The kids tablet Eddy, combines an ideal balance of performance and battery life coupled with strong learning content to provide an innovative and exciting solution for kids," Sandeep Arora, Intel South Asia director, marketing, said.
Bharat Gulia, co-founder of Metis Learning Solutions, told IANS the company has done a pilot project for the tablet with 500 children.
"We have spent 2 to 3 years creating this and building solution. It is very important to give kids something that is engaging. These years of their lives are the best potential years," he said.
Eddy comes with Android 4.2 and has an internal storage of 16 GB and can be expanded up to 32 GB. It comes pre-loaded with over 160 learning apps selected by educators and experts to accelerate a child's social, emotional and cognitive development.
The size of the tablet market in India is 4 million and of that 10 percent is the children's tablet market.
"We are trying to tie-up with schools and pe-schools for this tablet. Especially pre-schools are showing a lot of interest," Gulia said.
Eddy will be available in e-commerce portal Amazon for around a month, following which it will be available in retail stores, he said.