In the wake of Amazon's Kindle Fire announcements last week, it appears another retail company is planning on releasing its own Android-powered tablet. Toys"R"Us, a company whose spokesman is a talking giraffe, has announced it will release its own tablet.
The talking giraffe-led company will release the Tabeo tablet, which features a 7-inch screen, on Oct. 1 for $149.99, according to a listing on the retailer's website. Tabeo, which is clearly an ingenious variation on the word "tablet," will feature a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage (expandable to 32GB via a micro SDHC slot), a front-facing camera and HDMI output. Additionally, the tablet will feature a "child-friendly interface;" parental controls; and 50 pre-loaded games, books and educational applications.
When Neowin reached out to a random giraffe for comment, it declined to make a statement. It did, however, accept carrots. Because it was a giraffe. And giraffes can't talk. Except for Toys"R"Us's spokesman, which was likely genetically engineered to creep people out and mislead little children about the capabilities of giraffes (and torment them at their birthday parties).