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News Corp launches 10-inch Amplify Tablet aimed at educators and students

Amplify is News Corp's solution to digital text book distribution

Charles Gantt | Mar 6, 2013 at 11:46 am CST (0 mins, 38 secs time to read)

News Corp just unveiled its next push into the education sector. The ASUS manufactured Amplify 10-inch Android Tablet is being billed as a budget tablet for the classroom.

News Corp launches 10-inch Amplify Tablet aimed at educators and students | TweakTown.com

The tablets will come pre-loaded with Google Apps for Education and basic encyclopedia apps. Battery life is quoted as being somewhere in the eight hour range, and is swappable, unlike most other tablets on the market.

The tablet is being made available through AT&T and will run schools a mere $299 each for a 3G model and $349 for 4G. Each tablet will carry a $99 annual data subscription. That may sound like a lot, but the real savings is the ability to load digital text books and forever forget the heavy dead tree based books of the past.

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