Best Buy has announced that it will begin distributing a kid-friendly tablet with the Motorola Xoom Family Edition.
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 16, the electronics retailer will sell the Motorola tablet bundled with $40 worth of software. Aimed at providing content for all members of the family, the tablet will come pre-loaded with Zoodles, which locks down the tablet and allows kids access to only the apps parents deem acceptable, as well as Asphalt 6 and SimCity Deluxe. For parents, Quickoffice Pro HD, all Google apps and several Amazon apps will be accessible on the tablet. The 16GB Android-based tablet will retail for $379.
Similar specs to the original 10-inch Xoom, the family-oriented tablet will run Android 3.1 Honeycomb and will pack a 1GHz dual-core CPU. The tablet will feature both a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing shooter, though this special edition slate will sport a different casing than its predecessor.
While owners of the original Xoom were recently able to upgrade their devices to 4G LTE compatibility, the family edition Xoom will only be available in the Wi-Fi model.