LeapFrog Text & Learn: A Blackberry for Those Too Young Not to Swallow a Blackberry

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You want the best for your child. And if your kid is to have a shot at being Gordon Gekko or just the next world text messaging champ, they need start early. Real early.

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The LeapFrog Text & Learn puts a BlackBerry-esque device into the hands of babes three and up. Preschoolers can enjoy texting Scout (a quasi-imaginary friend) while browsing the "web." Intended to teach spelling, basic computer skills, and the layout of a QWERTY keypad, we just hope that "Scout" is every bit as asexual as his/her name implies. Because my child's first booty call will not, and I repeat, not, be from some crappy pretend friend on some crappy pretend smartphone for kids. I want a better childhood for them than I had.

No word on pricing or availability just yet.

DISCUSSION

CrispyAardvark
CrispyAardvark

[Leapfrog rep] - So, basically your "funding" will ensure our next "learning toy" will bear striking resemblances to your current gen products, ensuring that by the time the kids are old enough, they'll already be subconsiously addicted to your consumer electronics.

[Insert Tech Vendor of choice] - What? That's extortionate! No way..

[Leafrog rep] Your loss.

*click*

(Punches speed dial)

*Ring*

[Leaprog rep] Mr Balsillie please... Jim? Hi! Seems we have a deal!