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Inspiration Works shows off Kurio, a line of Android tablets for all members of the family

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UK-based Inspiration Works is readying the Kurio, a line of Android tablets aimed at children and their parents.

Inspiration Works' Kurio Android Tablet
Inspiration Works' Kurio Android Tablet

We've seen a number of tablets for children emerge over the past year, and now UK-based Inspiration Works is throwing its hat into the ring with the Kurio, a lineup of Android tablets aimed at both kids and their parents. Pocket-lint got a look at the devices at this year's London Toy Fair: the tablets come wrapped in a removable protective case, and will be available in three screen sizes: a 7-inch 800 x 480 model, an 800 x 600 8-incher, and a 9-inch version with a resolution of 940 x 600. The tablets come preloaded with a children-friendly custom UI and software that will allow parents to manage up to eight different accessibility profiles, limiting what apps and websites children can use. For their own purposes, however, it's also a full-fledged Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with access to the Android Market and Google's own suite of services.

There's no word yet on processor or memory specs, but the device is said to come with 4GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, USB and HDMI ports, and will support 1080p playback on an external display. As for video chatting with the grandparents, all of the models come with a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, while the larger two variants also feature a 2-megapixel rear-facing shooter. The 7-inch Kurio will be priced at £150 (approximately $233), with the 8-inch and 9-inch models coming in at £180 ($279.99) and £200 (around $311), respectively. All models are scheduled for release in the UK this July, with no mention yet made of a US release.