Kurio is the latest kid-friendly Android tablet

January 25, 2012
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Kids are lucky these days. When I was growing up, I had to drag my Sega Genesis to my friend's house and plug it into a 100-pound CRT television to play with electronics. Uphill, in the snow, barefoot, both ways. Now kids get apps and even entire tablets all to themselves. The latest contender for the pint-sized crown is the Kurio line of tablets from Inspiration Works. Pocket Lint reports that the 7, 8 and 10-inch tablets use a combination of custom software and (yes!) Google's apps including the Android Market, running over Gingerbread. The tablets can manage profiles for up to eight children at a time.

Aside from the size and screen resolution, there isn't much to distinguish the tablets from one another. The 7-inch model uses a standard 800x480 screen, the 8-inch model gets a 4:3 800x600 panel and the 10-incher gets 940x600. All of them include 2-megapixel rear cameras with a .3 camera on the front. 4GB will have to do for internal storage, though they can be augmented with MicroSD cards. Mum's the word on the processor and memory, but the manufacturer says that the tablets are capable of 1080p HDMI playback and they're preparing an Ice Cream Sandwich update, so presumably the internals have to be decent.

Keeping with the kid-friendly theme, big, spongy cases will be available for the Kurio tablets, the better to absorb an impact when they're inevitably dropped on the kitchen tile. This is right in line with the Nabi tablet spotted at Toys R Us over the holidays. Headphones with a volume limit will also be available. The tablets are planned for a UK release in July, with no international plans at present. Prices for the 7, 8 and 10-inch versions are currenltly slated at  £150, £180 and £200.

[via Droid Matters]


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    • Anonymous

      good one. :)

      those are pretty darn good specs for the price and kids version. I could see my kids having fun with something like this.

    • Anonymous

      good one. :)

      those are pretty darn good specs for the price and kids version. I could see my kids having fun with something like this.

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    for that money you might as well get a kindle fire with a kids protective case

    • MrsEbs

      That is true if you aren’t concerned with what the kindle fire can access. The internet has lots of damaging and innapropriate content for children. This device offers filters to protect our kiddos!