The New EE Robin Comes With its Own Dorky Carry Handle

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

EE’s done another cheap tablet it expects you to trust your clumsy kids not to break.

The second-gen EE Robin is -- like the one that came before it -- a 4G handset that’s available for £129.99 OR £17 per month on an EE Essentials 24 month plan, coming with 2GB of data and three months of Hopster (a kids’ TV app thing) content for free OR, if your child’s a particularly demanding so-and-so, £22 per month on an an EE Max plan, which gets you 20GB of data including EU roaming, and 24 months of free Hopster.

The Robin has the same humdrum 7-inch, 1,024 x 600 LCD display as old, but is significantly more capable than the original, thanks to its new quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, though the Kurio OS skin should make it easy to navigate, even if your little one’s a Capri-Sun short of a lunchbox. EE’s also pre-loaded it with 40 games, educational apps and eBooks, as well as a bunch of parental controls so your little uns can’t download hardcore porn without your permission.

Clearly, nobody at EE has watched The Inbetweeners, as the new Robin also comes with a practical but dorky carry handle that doubles up as a kickstand. Oh well, they have to develop a thick skin at some point.