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Verizon unveils the GizmoTab -- the ultimate learning experience for kids

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is making kids' education more fun and exciting with the December 1 launch of GizmoTab, an exclusive, next-gen kid's tablet designed to jumpstart your child's learning experience right out of the box. Even better, activate your GizmoTab on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network and receive unlimited access to 300 premium learning apps handpicked by educational experts, featuring recognizable brands and characters that children love, including: Crayola, DreamWorks Animation, Hasbro, The Jim Henson Company, Highlights for Children, HiT Entertainment, National Geographic, Sesame Workshop, Toca Boca and more — at no additional charge. That's a $600 value to get your kids learning as soon as they turn on GizmoTab.

Verizon Communications Inc.

"With the addition of the GizmoTab, Verizon has created a portfolio of family products that parents can trust and their children will enjoy for years to come," said Jeffrey Dietel, vice president, wireless devices, Verizon. "Since the launch of the Verizon Gizmo product line, we spent a lot of time listening to what our customers wanted in a kid's tablet. Parents told us that they wanted trusted and relevant content that would engage their children and the ability to add their own content. The GizmoTab meets both of those needs. We've created a great tablet kids and parents will love."

Fun for kids; parent approved
The GizmoTab learning experience is built around a comprehensive content service designed specifically for kids ages 3–8. What's more, all of the apps are based on key subject areas, including English language arts, math, science, critical thinking and creativity.

With the GizmoTab, you can measure and display aspects of your child's progress, tailor the fun to your child's age and skill level, set time limits and reward your child with additional play time. You can download your favorite children's apps from the Google Play store and add them to your child's experience with GizmoTab. The content catalog will be updated monthly so that there's always something new for your kids to play and learn.  

Built kid tough for the whole family
Under the hood, GizmoTab is a full-featured tablet with a powerful processor, expandable memory and adult-size version of Android OS, so your child can get more use out of it even after outgrowing the software. In fact, with its 8" HD display, the whole family can stream movies, surf the web, game and more.

GizmoTab comes with a removable bumper to protect against even the toughest drops, bumps and scratches. And with 5,100mAh battery and Verizon 4G LTE connectivity, you can rest assured that your child will be entertained on those long road trips.

Additional specs:

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 617 Octa Core processor Android Marshmallow OS
  • RAM: 3GB; Flash:16GB memory; upgradeable to 128GB with microSD card (sold separately)
  • 8MP rear camera; 5MP front camera
  • 1080p video recording

Pricing and availability
GizmoTab is available from Verizon online and in stores Dec.1. You can purchase yours for $79.99 with new two-year activation. A standard data plan is required to access the free 300 premium learning apps. For a limited time, buy a GizmoTab and receive a gift card to one of the following: Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble, or The Gap. Add a GizmoPal 2 or a GizmoGadget and receive a $100 gift card. Additional colored bumpers and kickstands will be available to personalize your GizmoTab with your child's favorite colors. For more information about the GizmoTab visit https://www.verizonwireless.com/tablets/gizmotab/

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 162,000 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 113.7 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

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