kurio kids' tablet at toy fair 2012
kurio kids' tablet at toy fair 2012 kurio kids' tablet at toy fair 2012
jan 25, 2012

kurio kids' tablet at toy fair 2012

the ‘kurio’ tablet for kids, created by inspiration works image © pocket-lint

‘kurio’, a childen’s tablet on exhibition at london’s toy fair 2012, represents the foray of toymaker inspiration works into the computing world. the table is designed in three models, all with capacitive displays: a 9.7-inch 1024 x 600 screen; an 8-inch 800 x 600px panel; and a 7-inch 800 x 480 display. all three feature USB and a mini HDMI port with 1080p video playback; the two larger devices include a 2-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front camera, while the 7-inch version includes only the 0.3-megapixel front one. the removable rubber case, produced in green and pink and potentially other colours, increases the device’s durability.

‘kurio’ features an interface based on android 4.0, offering a parental controls area that permits adults to restrict content access. any app from the android market can be installed on the device (likewise subject to parental control); adults can also time-lock ‘kurio’ for a set amount of usage time. up to eight user profiles can be created, each set with unique security settings and locks.

in addition to a range of games and other applications, the device is the first children’s tablet planned to include wi-fi for web access, unlike the ‘leappad explorer‘ by leapfrog or ‘vinci tablet‘ which feature exclusively preloaded creative and educational content.

the ‘kurio’ series is planned to be available in the UK in july 2012, retailing for 150, 180, and 200 GBP (approximately 234, 280, and 312 USD) respectively for the 9-inch, 8-inch, and 7-inch models. all devices include 4GB of storage, expandable via a built-in slot with an SD card up to 32GB.

read more and see images from the ‘kurio’ exhibition at toy fair 2012 at pocket-lint

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