News Corp creating iPad competitor for education

Amplify Tablet

Were any of you early adopters of The Daily? For those of you who don’t know what that was, it was an iPad-only newspaper launched by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in 2011, and it was an app that was worked on by both Murdoch’s company as well as Apple itself. After killing off the app last year, it seemed as if News Corp’s venture into the iPad world was over. Surprisingly, today the company announced it was launching not a new app, but its own tablet.

That’s right, the company behind The Wall Street Journal is launching it’s own Android based tablet, and is aiming for consumers to use the tablet for education. The Amplify Tablet, made by Asus, is aimed at students and schools, and News Corp is expecting to have tablets ordered by June 30 to be ready for next school year. The tablets will start at $299, and will also cost an extra $99 for a two year subscription to the Amplify education curriculum. The company is also offering a version with 4G for an extra $50.

Check out this video released by the Amplify division of News Corp:

Are you interested in something like this tablet? Do you think this is the way of the future in schools? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

Source: iDownload Blog

Image via: PC Mag

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