(Pocket-lint) - EE has entered the family tablet market with a 4G-enabled device that is specifically designed for children and their parents.

The EE Robin comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD display, 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. There's also a microSD card slot that can expand that by up to a further 32GB and a 2,820mAh battery.

The rear camera is 2-megapixels and the front is a VGA snapper, while the tablet runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the child-specific Kurio OS overlay.

Like Amazon's Kids Edition Fire tablet, the EE Robin comes with a child-centric bumper and the 4G connectivity means that it is capable of connecting outdoors as well as in a Wi-Fi hotspot area.

Over 40 pre-loaded games, educational apps and eBooks come with the Robin, and there is free and unlimited access to the media streaming service for kids, Hopster. That provides over a thousand episodes of children's TV shows, all ad-free, including Postman Pat, Thomas & Friends, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and more.

There are extensive parental controls, with web and app filtering and the ability to set-up different profiles for children. There is also the ability to restrict the amount of time a child can play on the tablet and even control access to games and videos, while leaving educational applications open at all times.

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The EE Robin will be available in select stores from 23 October, then expanding nationwide and through online and telesales from 2 November.

It will cost £129.99 on pay as you go, but is also available on pay monthly 4G plans from £13 a month.

Writing by Rik Henderson.