Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kno Tablets Shipping To Select Faculty and Students

David Nagel at Campus Technologies is reporting that the Kno Tablet which is aimed directly at the student market has begun shipping to students and faculty (CT)

The Kno tablet, designed specifically for higher education, will be available in limited quantities via invitation starting tomorrow for $599 for the single-screen model and $899 for the dual-screen model.Kno devices sport one or two 14.1-inch, 1,440 x 900-pixel touchscreens and can display full-scale textbooks , videos, and other multimedia. They also support notetaking, educational apps, Web browsing, and content sharing. Kno is also operating an electronic textbook store featuring "tens of thousands of textbooks from most of the major publishers, with new books being added regularly," according to Kno. The tablets made their formal debut in June 2010 in the dual-screen configuration and went into beta testing with higher education students this fall using software from education publishers Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson, and Wiley. The single-screen version was announced in late September.

Also on the kno website there are some videos explaining the use of the product as well as a demo of the unit itself which happens to look like a large iPhone4. Very stylish. (As an aside Nicole clearly needs a boyfriend to drive her around: Three buses!?).

Some may recall that the CEO of Kno is also the founder of Chegg.

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