At Toy Fair this week, tablets designed for kids seem to be popping up everywhere. Amongst this slew of new tablets is the Kurio from Techno Source, AKA “The Children’s Tablet”. This 7 inch tablet is running on the Android OS, but Techno Source USA has developed a special kid friendly user interface for it. This special U.I. comes with child friendly screens, and advanced filtering and parental controls.
In particular, the tablet comes with 8 different children profiles that lets parents define which apps can be used for each profile. This way multiple kids can share the tablet, and parents can control what each kid is using on the tablet. Parents can even set up limits to control their kids time on the tablet.
The device is also quite powerful for a kid’s tablet. For starters, it’s capable of HD video playback, and it also can connect to a TV via HDMI for 1080P playback. Under the hood the device is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor processor, it comes with 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi, a 640×480 VGA webcam with integrated mic, a microSD slot, 512MB of ram, and it’s running Android 2.3.4. Plus, we were told that unlike so many other competing tablets for kids, the full version of Android 2.3.4 is accessible to use on this tablet. The tablet also of course comes bundled with plenty of kid friendly apps, including games, an E-book reader, music player, educational apps and more.
The Kurio will be available in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch flavors. Pricing will be $199 for Kurio 7, $279 for the Kurio 8, and $329 for the Kurio 10. Check out the video below for more.