Educational Tablet from News Corp ?

news_corp_amplify-educational-tabletNews Corp is developing an Android tablet aimed at school children. The tablet is named Amplify. It is a 10-inch tablet, loaded with educational apps.

Designed exclusively for the classroom, this new tablet from the US-based mass media corporation will be priced at $299 (£199). The 10in Amplify tablet is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will come equipped with a number of educational tools including Google Apps for Education, various teaching utilities, a graphing calculator, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and other reference titles.
The device will also sport a kill switch to allow teachers to disable non-educational apps, including games, to ensure that students remain focused in the classroom. There’s another feature that allows teachers to remotely ask multiple-choice quizzes to students so as to conduct real time evaluation of their understanding of the topics being taught.

Source: IT Pro Portal

The tablet is expected to retail for $299 plus $99 yearly subscription for two years. A 4G version will cost $399.

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