Friday, May 07, 2010

Is this the future of textbooks? The Moby Tablet

Is this the future of textbooks?

Marvell, a company that manufacturers processor chips, recently announced a $99 tablet that will be aimed directly at the school market.

This new device, called the Moby tablet, was recently introduced. Here is what is known at this point about the features of the Moby:

* will enable students to utilize digital textbooks and media
* access the Internet
* play HD quality video
* equipped with a 10.1" screen

“Marvell can help propel education into the 21st century with an all-in-one device that gives students access to the best live content, information, and resources the world has to offer—from books and online resources, [to] text, video, news, music, data expression, or any medium.”

- Marvell Co Founder Weili Dai @ Future of Publishing Conference

The company expects the devices to be ready by the end of the year. In addition, Marvell is working collaboratively with Washington DC Public Schools to provide a Moby tablet to each student.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

What do you think about this device? Sound off by leaving a comment below.

1 comment:

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