Another day, another slate aimed at the education market. The Brainchild Kineo is an education-only device aimed at grade-school kids. It runs Android, sure, but the whole thing is locked down like Gitmo and the teacher has full control over the lessons displayed on the screen.
The device is now shipping to ten states and 5,000 first units are hitting Texas and other states with lots of school board clout. It seems this solution – a locked down version of Android Eclair that allows no unsavory browsing on a simple tablet – may be the best solution for cash-strapped grade schools. I’m still against active use of tablets in the classroom, but this solution makes a lot of sense.