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World's first Christian tablet gives Kindle Fire serious competition

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 2:12 a.m. MDT

Our take: Family Christian, the company that has created the world's first Christian tablet, has targeted Amazon's Kindle Fire as its main competition in the tablet world. The Android-based device is an e-reader but also features movie-watching capabilities, Christian radio stations, and even a Web browser with a family-friendly “safe search" function.

Steve Jobs worshippers need not apply.

But if you’re looking to get in God’s good graces, or you’re simply in the market for a family-friendly tablet, you may want to check out Family Christian's Edifi.

Billed as the world’s first Christian tablet, its genesis came with the inevitable intersection of technology and religion, according to Brian Honorable, a technology supervisor at Family Christian, the group that sells the tablet.

“We wanted to be able to offer our customers the ability to use our Holy Bible application, which has 27 different English translations of the Bible,” Honorable told FoxNews.com in an interview.

“It goes along with our mission: trying to get people closer to God … through a tablet.”

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