Karuma isn’t a name that says a lot to me, but you should remember it, since they handle an interesting niche product. I’m talking about the tablets for children, like the Karuma PlayBase model shown below. This is a very slim device meant for kids.

This 7 inch Android slate comes with a 9.7mm thick case, it weighs 325 grams and it’s marketed as a “child-proof” product. To face the expectations, the tablet comes with a silicone tablet case, that protects the sides and the back of the device. This silicone case also provides extra grip, not only resilience. When the case is off we find that the tablet looks very much like the HTC Flyer.

Priced at 169 pounds, Karuma’s pre-orders will start on November 15th at play-base.com. Normal orders will start on December 1st and they’ll include Amazon and eBay. Here’s the list of specs for this tablet:

  • Display: 7 inch, capacitive, multitouch, 800 x 600 pixels
  • CPU: single core, 1.2GHz, Rockchip RK2918 Cortex A8
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal, microSD card slot
  • Connectivity: WiFi
  • Other features: front camera, stereo speakers