Puzzle Piece Updates Its Line Of Inexpensive Tablets And Apps For Autistic Kids

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TechCrunch first profiled Puzzle Piece, a startup that makes affordable tablets and apps geared toward children with autism, back in May. Though educational apps are helpful for teaching autistic kids social skills and helping them with their schoolwork, many families could not afford a tablet. Puzzle Piece wants to make tech accessible to all families, with a 9-inch Android tablet that costs $29 and a $19 monthly subscription plan that gives children access to a library over 80 apps.

Founder Steve Espinosa, formerly lead program manager of Google SMB revenue, left the company in July to focus on Puzzle Piece full time. Since then, Puzzle Piece has completely revamped its tablets. They are now 9-inches as opposed to the previous 7-inches and run over two times more quickly. The new tablets also have better resolution (not HD, but close, Espinosa says), a faster dual core processor, twice as…

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