Fuhu launches the Nabi 2 tablet for kids
Interactive learning tablets for children are becoming increasingly more famous. They come in different shapes/sizes and offer different specs, but have one thing in common: they allow kids to play, learn and have fun, all at the same time.
The Los Angeles-headquartered Fuhu Inc. has reportedly started shipping the “world's fastest and most powerful seven-inch tablet made for kids”. Based on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the nabi 2 (successor to the original nabi slate PC) is aimed at children of all ages and is now available for purchase, priced at just $199.99.
According to maker, the new nabi 2 features an interactive learning system, called Fooz Kids University, which allows children to practice what they have learnt (it also gives them feedback and rewards). Furthermore, the portable device comes loaded with access to the Amazon Appstore and to Fuhu’s very own store, called App Zone 2.0 that offers over 500, mom-selected (and apparently kid-approved) applications.
For $2.99/month, users can watch the Spinlets+ TV streaming channel that presumably features over 700 hours of “kid-safe entertainment”. And last but not least, there’s the nabi Cloud service with 2GB of free storage (upgradable to 50GB), which can be utilized to store photos, music and movies that are then accessible from anywhere.
In terms of technical specs, the nabi 2 is powered by a Quad-Core (4-PLUS-1) NVIDIA Tegra 3 system on a chip with a clock frequency of 1.3GHz. Moreover, the tablet sports a capacitive, multitouch-enabled display that measures 7 inches in diagonal and has a maximum supported resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.
Fuhu’s new kid-friendly product is equipped with 1GB of RAM, 8GB flash storage (expandable up to 32GB via the built-in microSD card reader slot), a 2MP front-facing web camera for video calls and a 3,850mAh battery. Connectivity-wise, the portable device offers one micro-USB 2.0 port, a mini-HDMI interface, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 radios.