Brainchild to release Kineo Tablet for Schools
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While everybody would love for tablets to be a mainstay in the classroom, their high price tag and ability to sidetrack students away from studying have prevented them from gaining widespread use. However, a new venture by Florida based Brainchild aims to change that.
At the recently held Florida Educational Technology Conference, Brainchild announced the new Kineo tablet; a device programmed specifically for use in the classroom. The Android based tablet will not have texting capabilities and will not feature a camera either. The customized OS will allow administrators the ability to specify pre-approved web sites for surfing, and control the apps that are downloaded and deleted.
As far as technical specifications, the Kineo will feature a 7” display with 800 x480 pixels resolution, an 800 MHz dual-core CPU, 256 MB RAM, and 2 GB of onboard storage. The tablet will also have Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, a USB port, and HDMI out.
While the hardware in the Kineo is nothing to write home about, its security features could make it an appealing option for schools and education workers. With the ability to direct students towards studying, it could bring learning to a new level. The Kineo is currently priced at $299 and will begin shipping next month.