Kurio Android tablet for kids and family to debut in the UK in H2 2012
The UK-based toy company InspirationWorks reportedly showed off a new tablet for kids (and adults), dubbed Kurio at this year’s Toy Fair in London. At launch, in July 2012, the slate will ship with a pre-installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and a custom child friendly UI on top.
Customers will supposedly be able to choose among three different models: 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch that offer maximum supported resolutions of 800-by-480p, 800-by-600p and 940-by-600p, respectively. In addition, the Kurio tablet will come with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 4GB of internal storage which the maker claims can be expanded up to 32GB by using the integrated SD card reader slot. According to a Pocket-Lint report, the device is Google approved, which means that users will have access to the Android Market.
Other features include a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n module, an HDMI connector for watching Full HD content on an external HD monitor or an HDTV, full sized USB 2.0 port and a 0.3MP front-facing web camera for video calls (the 8-inch and 10-inch models also have a built-in 2MP rear camera).
The tablet is reportedly aimed at kids aged 4 and up and has a customisable UI. Moreover, the manufacturer promises that parents will able to control what their kids do on the Internet and have whitelisted and blacklisted websites.
InspirationWorks’ Kurio tablet will come with a (removable) rubberised sleeve for added protection and will be priced at £150 (7-inch), £180 (8-inch) and £200 (10-inch).