LeapFrog Goes Mobile
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Aug 4, 2005, 4:35 PM by (staff)
Enfora and LeapFrog, an interactive toy company, today announced the TicTalk phone for young children. Like the Firefly and Wherifone, the TicTalk has a limited feature set, restricted call list and many safety features. Because it's a LeapFrog device, it also adds in educational mini-games and a PIM functions not present in other kids phones. All phone numbers and information are entered in the phone using a web interface, and then transferred to the handset. The TicTalk not yet offered by any carrier, however it is definitely a GSM device and LeapFrog claims 100 minutes will cost $25.
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It might just be profitable
Although its pretty sad that an educational company is targeting kids and parents in this way, it may actually pay off really well.
Isn't it sad that we live in a free country where we have to buy eve...
Although its pretty sad that an educational company is targeting kids and parents in this way, it may actually pay off really well. I wonder who's network they'r using, hopefull cingular so they've got good coverage
At least, this way, they can CONTROL their child's phone.
kids under the age of 13 dont need cell phones
somebody over the age of 13 needs to pull their head out of the sand
Yeah, a lot of kids don't need a cell phone, but there's plenty who do. I was goi...
Great, Let's radiate our kids even earlier than before
This is SO much more effective!
Hey! I thought LeapFrog was a pre-school age toymaker.....should a kid have a cell when they can bar...
Also by watching your TV, standing next to your microwave or refrigerator, walking outside and not noticing the invisible cell phone/radio/TV etc signals bouncin...
Radiation aside because you get it everywhere. TVs, Microwaves, Computers, High Tension Powerlines, Hair driers, The sun, FM radios, Nuclear powerplants, Contaminated water, and Bad Neighborhoods. The amount of radiation you will get from a 2 minute call is nominal.
In a world where less and less people have a land line phone, this concept is great and very low cost.