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Kineo Android tablet – another step towards the future

We all know that there are many discussions regarding the implementation of technology into the classroom, as many people think that the solutions which are currently used, such as Power Point presentations makes nothing more than to actually distract the students from the information that are being presented.

Things are about to change, as now there is a new Android-based tablet – Kineo – which comes with a 7 inch screen,  just perfect for using it during classes.

I know, you’re probably thinking that if unattended, every student will start surfing the web instead of using Kineo for learning and to prevent this, the manufacturer implemented a solution which allows the teacher to set the websites which students are allowed to access.

A large picture of Kineo

This is a front view of the Kineo. Source: netbooklive.net

But the “catch” about this tablet is the fact that it uses “Achiever!” – a software that was designed especially for it, whose purpose is to evaluate each student and to follow up his progresses, while also delivering feedback to the teacher regarding the student’s overall performance.

Of course, in order to make it appealing for schools, the Kineo manufacturer had to work on the price, and so the overall specs do not include “glamorous” details, but rather the basic ones. Here’s what Kineo comes with:

  • 7-inch 800 X 480 touchscreen
  • 800 MHz dual core processor
  • 256 MB memory
  • 2GB storage
  • 802.11b/g
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Android 2.1

The price for retail is $299, with shipping starting only in March, but I expect that Brainchild- the name of the Kineo’s manufacturer to start applying serious discount if they want to sell this device on bulk basis to the schools.

Via crunchgear

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Cosmin is an editor here at TabletBite.com . He's a young tech enthusiast with a passions for Android devices. He'll keep you updated on these, whether we're talking about tablets, smartphones or something else.

Last updated: February 8, 2011 | Published: February 8th, 2011

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