Everyone by now knows President Obama loves his BlackBerry! Well, hold onto your hats. There's a new gadget in town and it is targeting the younger generation!
The good folks at LeapFrog are about to introduce a new handheld gadget just for kids, LeapFrog Text & Learn. The new device, commonly referred to as the "Baby BlackBerry," is sure to be a great big hit with preschoolers. The colorful handheld device, larger than a traditional BlackBerry, features a nifty LCD screen and full QWERTY keyboard.
And parents, there is no need to worry. The handheld is not wireless and cannot connect to the Internet. But it does allow the young users to "text" Scout, a fun and colorful Text & Learn puppy. The device includes various educational applications such as spelling, letter matching, number recognition, shape identification and, of course, texting.
Sources: Cnet News, SlipperyBrick Photo source: PocketLint
Now parents can avoid those messy fingerprints and dropped and damaged BlackBerrys. Your baby can feel just like Mommy and Daddy with her very own handheld device. Recently unveiled at the Toy Fair in the United Kingdom, the LeapFrog unit should be available in the United States sometime in the summer and is expected to cost around $25. Texting for tots - what will they think of next?
Our guest blogger, Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, is a busy freelance writer, online safety educator and mother. As a self-described gadget geek, she is always on the lookout for cool and innovative products, especially for children