We read an interesting press announcement today from the Maxthon Mobile, the company that produces the kid-safe browser for the Toys-R-Us Nabi Tablet computer. Here's the entire release:
Maxthon (http://www.maxthon.com), a global software and web services company, announces the release of an Android browser made just for kids, 'Maxthon Kids Safe for Android.' Maxthon 'Kids Safe' puts parents in control by letting them white-list the websites they want to allow their kids to see. Proprietary technology then blocks unwanted search results and off-site linking to keep kids browsing within a parent-approved set of web domains.
The new browser will be found on the first Android tablet designed and programmed expressly for kids, the Nabi, exclusively available at Toys 'R' Us. Consumers can preorder this $199 kid-friendly tablet at http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12351154#showReviews
"Nabi is the perfect tablet for kids," says Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. "And Maxthon's Kids Safe browser puts parents in control of what websites their kids see when using it. You won't have to worry about any 'gotcha' moments where your child might accidentally click to a web page they shouldn't be seeing. Nabi will make a great gift. The customized interface and navigation makes using the software incredibly easy for children aged 4 and up and the extensive, preinstalled library of educational and creative software puts this product in a league of its own."
"Nabi is one of those 'magical devices' that both children and adults will love using," says Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product Development. "And extras like 'Mommy Mode' also mean parents can use this like a regular tablet when they want to, too. At $199 there's no better way to bring the benefits and fun of tablet computing to your family."
Along with its own app store, Nabi also has an extensive library of creative and educational content from the Fooz Kids University with thousands of math problems and thousands of practice questions.
Download Maxthon Mobile for Android phones here: http://dl.maxthon.com/mobile/Maxthon_for_Android.apk
Download Maxthon Mobile for 10" Android tablets here: http://dl.maxthon.com/mobile/Maxthon_for_Tablet_Android.apk