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Kiddie iPad? Mattel Unveils Tablet Device for Kids with “Story Book” App

mattel.pngCapitalizing on the wave of PR for the Apple iPad and other portable devices, Mattel has just unveiled a tablet device for kids.

eBookNewser has all the details on the Fisher-Price iXL, “an app-powered tablet for preschoolers.” According to the company, the new device six applications: Story Book, Game Player, Note Book, Art Studio, Music Player and Photo Album. It goes on sale July 2010, plenty of time to have children reading and playing video games by the holidays.

Here’s more from our digitally obsessed sibling: “Will the Story Book app feature all kinds of kids eBooks? We’ll investigate. And where do they get these names? iXL? Shouldn’t it be called something friendlier, like CompuBug or something? What’s next? An iPad for dogs (featuring the controversial introduction of iBones)? A touchscreen bubble-counter for fish? When will the future get over itself and leave us alone?”

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