Kurio is the recent kid friendly Android tablet
Youngsters are lucky in these days. When I was growing up, I had to move my Sega Genesis to my friend’s home and connect it into a 100-pound CRT television to play with electronic devices. Constant, in the snow, barefoot, both ways. Now kids get applications and even entire tablets all to independently.
The most recent competitor for the pint-sized crown is the Kurio line of tablets from Creativity Works. Pocket Lint reviews that the 7, 8 and 10-inch tablets use a collaboration of custom software and (yes!) Google’s apps which includes the Android Market, running over Gingerbread. The tablets can manage profiles for up to eight children at a time.
Apart from the size and screen resolution, there is not much to recognize the tablets from one another. The 7-inch model uses a conventional 800×480 screen, the 8-inch model gets a 4:3 800×600 screen and the 10-incher gets 940×600. All of them involve 2-megapixel rear cameras with a .3 camera on the front. 4GB will have to do for inner storage, though they can be augmented with MicroSD cards. Mum’s the word on the model and memory, but the company says that the tablets are capable of 1080p HDMI play-back and they are preparing an Ice Cream Sandwich update, so possibly the internals have to be decent.
Maintaining with the kid-friendly design, big, soft cases will be available for the Kurio tablets, the better to absorb an impact when they are certainly slipped on the kitchen tile. This is right in series with the Nabi tablet spotted at Toys R Us over the vacations. Headphones with a volume limit will also be accessible. The tablets are organized for a UK release in July, with no international plans at present. Prices for the 7, 8 and 10-inch editions are currenltly slated at £150, £180 and £200.