Ok, as the original poster, This is what I bought for my 2 girls ages 6 and 8. It is the HKC 7" tablet originally 179 on sale for 99.00. It uses Google Play which will be good for the girls, has a 1 gb memory and 8 gb storage memory. I posted the specs below if anyone is interested. I also liked the fact that they come in several different colors, so the girls wont be fighting over whose is whose. I bought the pink and purple one with matching carrying case/purse.
The only thing I don't like about them, is it only has 1 camera and its on the front, so if they want to take a pic of something other than themselves, it might prove to be somewhat of a challenge. I'm also going to go on ebay and they have a 7" faux leather pink and purple (of course) case w/ keyboard for around $12.00. I might also buy them the silicone case, but I'm not sure yet. I also got free 2 day shipping to home at walmart.com.
I hope this helps anyone out. As a mother of 8 kids I know how destructive kids can be on toys and stuff (hence 3rd replacement screen on my ipad grrrr.) So I figure I didn't spend a bunch of money on these and if they break them, that's their tough luck.Technical Specifications:
1GB of system memory and 8GB on-board storage memory
7" touchscreen, 800 x 480 resolution
Micro USB port
8GB on-board storage memory, up to 32GB additional memory via microSD card slot
Up to 5 hours of run time on a full charge
Weighs 0.5 lbs; 4.75" x 7.55" x 0.375" dimensions
Software and Applications:
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
Google Play (for applications
Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Books, Google+, Google Earth, Google Voice, Google Finance
Twitter, Facebook, AccuWeather
At least that is one thing I don't have to wait in line at walmart on Thursday.