An digital education and entertainment device, “Funbook on Ice Cream Sandwhich”, combining learning and fun was launched here on Tuesday by Educational Publisher Pearson Micromax Informatics and Education Company Everon. The device, launched on the Android 4.0.3 digital platform, will help children watch their favorite movies, read books and play games at the same time.
While Pearson, will provide content for students, BigFix, Zenga and Indiagames will pitch in with games and entertainment features in the Funbook. A senior vice president and chief technology officer of Pearson India Max Gabriel said tablets were great medium for offering an interactive and compelling learning experience. “But it can only be done through a network of partners”, he added.
On briefing about the Funbook, he said “the device has a 7 inches screen, runs on 1.2 GHz processor and is 1cm in thickness”. The device can be customized as a mini library by storing contents upto 4GB in its internal memory which is expandable upto 32GB for avid readers.
The Funbook integrates a 0.3 MP camera to capture image and has HD Video playback watching videos, movies and clips. A port allows the user to connect to other multimedia device such as TV or Projector. Pearson said that “The device is targeted at nearly 20 million of the total urban youth population in India and costs Rs.6499”.