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Great, except the apps are so expensive
on 18 December 2014
I bought this for a friend's 3 year old daughter and she loves it. The hardware is low spec compared with a typical smartphone, but considering the cost they have packed an impressive amount of hardware into this thing, and things like screen resolution really don't matter to a 3 year old. The downside we found fairly quickly is that the apps and media you inevitably have to buy for it (because what you get for free isn't much) are eye-wateringly expensive compared to kids apps on the Apple app store for example, and when you consider that you can't try them out first to see if they're any good, it's easy to see how you could end up wasting a lot of money on apps for it that the kid doesn't use.
If I were to do this again, I'd look for something based on Android where economies of scale are more likely to keep app pricing to sensible levels.