It's been three years since LeapFrog first introduced the LeapPad and two years since the LeapPad 2 entered the market. And with all the advances in the market, it was time for the company to update its "basic" tablet.
The LeapPad 3 ($100) will replace the LeapPad 2 when it is released in August (presale begins on July 16). It maintains the previous tablet's 5-inch screen size, but other than that, it turns the previous version on its side (literally). With a faster and more powerful processor, WiFi, 4GB of memory, and 2-megapixel front and back cameras, the tablet is more adult-like than ever before. Plus, the built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery (that can be charged via computers or the wall) means parents won't blow through batteries as they were with previous versions.