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Upcoming market: Smartphones for kids!

More than a third of children under the age of 2 use mobile media, according to a recently released report from Common Sense Media. Specifically, the study found that 38 percent of kids under age 2 have used tablets or smartphones.

More and more, children are using smartphones and tablets. Accordingly, there are certain phones that cater to this rising demographic!

 

For example..

 

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iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is one of two successors to the iPhone 5, along with its higher-end counterpart, the iPhone 5S. Apple held an event to formally introduce the iPhone 5C and 5S on September 10, 2013, and they were released on September 20, 2013, therefore discontinuing sales of the previous iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5C runs on the latest iteration of the iOS operating system, iOS 7, which was announced at the company’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013.

The 5C uses much of the same hardware as the iPhone 5, lacking new features from the 5S: it uses the previous A6 chip from the iPhone 5 instead of the A7, does not include fingerprint recognition, and lacks the Burst iSight camera mode and Slow-motion video recording mode. It uses a polycarbonate casing (in blue, green, pink, yellow, and white colors) instead of the metal used by the 5 and 5S.

 

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LG Rumor Touch

Long before messaging phones became a trend, LG has been making feature phones with full QWERTY keyboards. Verizon has its line of Voyager and enV handsets, and Sprint has the LG Rumor and the subsequent LG Rumor 2. Though they made decent messaging phones, the previous Rumor handsets were more for the entry-level consumer due to their basic feature sets.

The LG Rumor Touch changes all that, however; it is the first touch-screen phone to bear the Rumor branding, and it carries a slew of improved features. Not only that, but the Rumor Touch carries a unique user interface that seems tailor made for sending and receiving text messages. Its impressive feature set includes a 2-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headset jack, GPS, and EV-DO Rev. 0.

 

 

Get the stats!

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Infographic courtesy of Lookout.

Lookout is a mobile security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for smartphone users around the world. Millions of American kids have smartphones – they are simply a fact of our everyday lives. And these devices are basically mini computers that pose risks similar to the risks faced on PCs. Lookout delivers award-winning protection from the growing threats facing mobile users today, including bad apps, phishing scams, privacy violations, data loss, and loss of the phone itself.

By G+ Author: Grace Barry.

Grace Barry

Grace Barry

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I like to write about mobile and all mobile-related things. Contributor to Top Mobile Trends! My G+ page: https://plus.google.com/108289001704169073426/
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