A new toy for children may remind parents of a popular electronic device many of them cannot put down.
But should we encourage babies to catch Blackberry fever?
There's something new in the playpen. It resembles something many parents use everyday -- a blackberry
With its LCD screen, and full keyboard, and text-and-learn software from educational toymaker LeapFrog, sure looks like the device that hardcore users call 'crackberries'.
"What it does is expose learning concepts core early learning concepts letter recognition days of week it does let kids engage in faux texting so they can send and receive messages from scout which is the character featured in the product," says Shannon Eis, a representative for LeapFrog.
But is it really a blackberry for babies?
"It's not web connected, does not let kids connect with each other," assures Eis.
So should kids be copying this behavior - one that often takes parents away from their kids?
"I think it's a little crazy, but I don't want to judge prematurely," says one parent.
(Michelle Geilan - CBS News)