Kids seem to be attracted to the household tablet or smartphone. Every time I see a child clutching hold of a super expensive tablet I cringe. Some companies make super protective cases and some like Fuhu make tablets specifically for kids.
They have announced the Nabi 2 tablet which amazingly is a Tegra 3 equipped tablet. The spec is pretty decent and it looks like they are running a custom launcher over the top of Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet is going to be available on the high street in October so you can probably get one in time for Christmas. At £149.99 it’s certainly cheaper than an iPad.
Here are the specs:
- Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
- Display – 7-Inch, Capacitive, Multi-Touch Display, 1024 x 600 Resolution
- Processor – ® Tegra® 3 Mobile Processor With Quad-Core CPU and 5th Battery-Saver Core
- 3,850 mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
- 8 GB, Expandable via MicroSD (Up to 32 GB); Plus 2 GB FREE Cloud Storage
- 1 GB RAM
- 2 MP Front Camera, 720p Video
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Micro USB 2.0 Port
- Mini HDMI
- MicroSD Compatible Cartridge Slot
- 3.5 mm Standard Audio Jack
- Built-in Microphone
- Height: 153.7 mm Width: 220.8 mm Depth: 29.08 mm Weight: 596 g
- Drop-safe bumper
Here are some pictures of the tablet:
Here is the press release:
nabi™ 2 Tablet Made Just for Kids Arrives in the United Kingdom and Ireland
The World’s Most Powerful Kids’ Tablet Available at Argos, Tesco and Smyths Toys Starting 22 nd Oct.
LONDON, 18 th October 2012 – Fuhu, Inc. creator of the world’s first and most powerful tablet made just for kids, is bringing its nabi™ 2 tablet overseas after remarkable success in the United States. nabi is the first kids’ tablet specially designed to deliver amazing experiences, dedicated to the positive transformation of children through education and entertainment.
For the first time in the United Kingdom and Ireland, nabi will be available nationwide starting 22 nd Oct. at Argos, Tesco and Smyths Toys for a suggested retail price of £149.99 including VAT. nabi is pre-loaded with over £120 worth of applications, books and music, and comes with a food-grade silicone bumper that protects both tablet and children.
nabi is the result of Fuhu’s continuing mission to transform children as they advance through “Learn. Play. Grow. For Life”:
Learn: nabi includes FoozKids™ University, an integrated skill-set mastery system based on a unique “learn, earn and feedback” approach. In addition to 2,000 lessons in math, science, and English, FoozKids™ University provides parents with detailed insight into skills mastered and trouble spots, and rewards proficiency with nabi™ Coins.
Play: nabi is endlessly entertaining. nabi comes with Spinlets+ Music, the most comprehensive music solution for kids with over 9,000 albums; Spinlets+ TV with more than 700 hours of kid-friendly entertainment; Console-quality HD gaming; and over 500 mum-picked, kid-approved apps in the AppZone application store.
Grow: With Chore List and Treasure Box, nabi helps teach critical developmental skills like making good choices, being responsible, and understanding consequences. In Chore List, parents can assign tasks, set priorities and reward their children with nabi™ Coins when the assignments are completed.
For Life: Busy parents need solutions, not just features. nabi™ Sync, nabi™ Cloud, nabi™ Over-The-Air and nabi™ MD make it easy for them to sync, store their content in the cloud, sync wirelessly and trouble shoot issues, respectively.
nabi is the most powerful kids’ tablet in the market, powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor, with Super 4-PLUS-1™ Quad Core and a 5th core that extends battery autonomy. It delivers unprecedented quality, stability and a seamless experience like no other children’s tablet. The 1024 x 600 resolution screen produces stunning visuals, which complement the graphical prowess of the NVIDIA Tegra 3. nabi includes 8GB of storage, upgradable to 32GB through the SD slot. For power users requiring more storage, nabi™ Cloud provides 2GB of storage free with the option to upgrade to 50GB with a subscription.