7 Mar 2013

Education tablet for schools announced

10:26 am on 7 March 2013

News Corp has unveiled a new tablet computer for the school market in the United States.

The Amplify device was displayed at a conference in Austin, Texas.

Amplify is a 25cm screen tablet which uses the Android operating system and is designed for primary and secondary school markets.

News Corp has a partnership with ATT to provide wireless connectivity for the devices.

School districts will be able to buy a Wi-Fi device for $US299 with a two-year subscription at $US99 per year.

A tablet with mobile connectivity will be sold at $US349 with a two-year subscription at $US179 per year.

AAP reports plans for the tablet were announced last July. News Corp plans to create separate companies for its entertainment division and its publishing business, which includes the education unit.