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Tabeo, Kurio, Nabi and now the Kuno: what's with all of the tablets that sound like sushi restaurants? Seriously, the Kuno 3 is a 10-inch tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich on top of a 1.2 GHz ARM A8 chip, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB of storage. And it costs about $500 to schools.
So what makes the Kuno stand out? Apparently, the CurriculumLoft software from the Indianapolis company of the same name that makes the Kuno. CurriculumLoft helps teachers manage their classrooms, and helps the school's techies manage the Kuno tablets.
That combination has helped the Kuno get deployed by a number of districts. Martin Elementary in Illinois is rolling out 1,200 Kunos, while San Felipe Del Rio District in Texas is rolling out 1,600 Kunos. See my Google map of tablet deployments, fall 2012, to see a number of others.
I plan to interview the executives of Kuno on Thursday, Sept. 13, so if you have any questions, please tweet them to me at @ericylai or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.