If your kids keep borrowing your tablet to play video games and you’re thinking about buying them something of their own, Nabi is making an interesting pitch. The company recently announced launch plans for its Big Tab HD, a massive Android-powered slate that ships in 20-inch and 24-inch variants. Nabi has a history of releasing more traditional kiddie-friendly tablets, however the outfit says it’s looking to promote social interaction, which is why its new slab has enough screen real estate for two simultaneous users.

The Big Tab HD’s 20-inch model features a 1,600 x 900 display, while the device’s larger variant pushes a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, and both tablets ship with a Tegra 4 processor and 16GB of storage space. Not your typical dessert-themed version of Android, Nabi’s massive tablet runs Blue Morpho OS, which ships with parental controls and the ability to toggle between a kid-friendly experience and an unrestricted parent mode.

Set to release this fall, the Big Tab HD has a big asking price of $449 for the 20-inch model and $549 for the 24-inch version of the device.

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Family Time Reinvented — Fuhu Introduces nabi Big Tab HD a Line of the World’s Biggest Tablets Made for Sharing — nabi Big Tab HD 20″ and nabi Big Tab HD 24″

Pioneering a New Tablet Category by Redefining Family Time and Collaborative Experiences

EL SEGUNDO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 19, 2014) – Fuhu, the creator of the award-winning nabi® tablet — the world’s first Android tablet built just for kids — and the foremost innovator in technology for kids and their families, today unveiled the nabi Big Tab HD™ 20″ and nabi Big Tab HD™ 24″, the world’s biggest Android tablets made for sharing. The category-defining line of big tablets was specifically designed to promote increased social interaction, communication, collaboration, and socialized learning. Perfect for the entire family, the nabi Big Tab HD was built to be the ideal shared device for everyone in the family.

nabi Big Tab HD line features a massive 20″ and 24″ brilliant HD+ (1600×900) and Full HD (1920×1080) resolution, 15-point capacitive touch screen, Quad-core lightning fast NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 processor, 16 GB of onboard storage and a revolutionary lightweight, removable carrying frame that is easily adjustable to any angle or removed for a surface/table-top experience, perfect for board games and multi-play. The built-in short-term battery enables easy room-to-room portability.

Built to redefine “family time” and enhance interaction and multi-play, the nabi Big Tab HD introduces 5 key built-in experiences:

  • “Two Play” – Two Play features a suite of classic games such as Checkers, Chess, Backgammon, Tic Tac Toe, Hangman and more.
  • “Game Room” – Game Room has a full suite of multiplayer games and activities designed to bring the entire family together. Game Room includes all the traditional games you would find in the family game room, from board games to air hockey — family fun time reinvented.
  • “Show Time” – Show Time is a collection of watch apps and videos from Disney, Cartoon Network and Cookie Jar Entertainment. Managed by our proprietary and comprehensive parental controls and content controls that allow your children to discover and watch safely and worry-free.
  • “Story Time” – Story Time redefines bedtime, including over 35 free interactive e-books from iStory Time and Speakaboos. In addition, Story Time highlights learning activities for parents and their children from AR entertainment.
  • “Big Canvas” – Explore your inner artist with Dream Pro Studio, a powerful suite of drawing, animation and video editing apps.

nabi Big Tab HD will be powered by Fuhu’s exclusive Blue Morpho™ OS overlay with over 400 features including parental controls and kid-focused experiences for learning, playing and growing:

  • Wings Learning System™ – The most comprehensive and adaptive learning solution developed for skill set mastery and building confidence. Features over 17,000 lessons and 300,000 questions in Math, Reading and Writing for Pre-K to 6th grade.
  • nabi Time Controls™ – The most comprehensive suite of time controls that allows parents to manage and monitor screen time, set limits on specific app usage and create rewards for “good” app usage.
  • Dual Modes – Blue Morpho OS overlay allows for two modes on the nabi: kid-safe nabi Mode, a curated environment made just for kids and managed by parents, and password-protected Parent Mode, an unrestricted Android environment. Parents can also access a suite of parental controls and management tools in Parent Mode.
  • nabigator™ – Manage your nabi from anywhere simply by downloading the nabigator app to your iOS or Android smartphone. Add Apps, access Time Controls, buy nabi Coins™ and stay connected with your children via IM, e-mail or sharing photos with the nabigator app.
  • Chore List® – A tool for parents to teach children how to make the right choices, instead of limiting them. Parents can choose from a selection of preset tasks or create their own to teach responsibility and importance of setting priorities.
  • App Zone™ and Treasure Box™ – App Zone is a curated application store in Parent Mode for parents to access music, movie, books, apps and games categorized by age and ratings. Treasure Box is a curated application store for kids in nabi Mode, where children can buy music, movies, books, apps and games with nabi Coins.
  • nabi Coins™ – A bankable digital currency system that can be utilized in conjunction with Chore List and Wings Learning System to reward good behavior.
  • nabi Konnect™ – First COPPA compliant, parent approved, friend network just for kids that allows parents to create one-to-one safe connections for their kids to communicate and share instant messages, emails and photos.

“We are so pleased to introduce the nabi Big Tab line of products and are excited about the implications as a new category of family tablets. We were simply amazed at how Big Tab’s larger format transformed our interactions with our children, family gatherings and made the tablet experience easier for seniors,” said Jim Mitchell, CEO. “We are hopeful, that everyone will fall in love with Big Tab like we have.”

nabi Big Tab HD 20″ and nabi Big Tab HD 24″ will launch nationwide this Fall at the highly accessible price of $449 and $549 respectively.

Recently named by Forbes Magazine as America’s #1 Most Promising Company and by Inc. Magazine as America’s #1 Fastest Growing Company, Fuhu has established a new category in the kids tech space with its high-end technology solutions led by its best-selling nabi tablet — the world’s first full-featured Android tablet made just for kids — as well as the first dual mode headphones, high-definition pocket camera and other accessories. Fuhu recently launched the nabi DreamTab HD8 in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation. The nabi Big Tab HD furthers Fuhu’s mission to deliver purposeful and thoughtful experiences in education and entertainment for kids and families.

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