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Toys R Us launches kids tablet called Nabi

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Nov 2011 13:35 User comments (9)

Toys R Us launches kids tablet called Nabi Toy retailer Toys R Us has announced the launch of the Nabi, a tablet aimed at kids.
The tablet runs on Android and has a custom user interface on top to make it very easy for kids to browse the web, play games, read books and learn.

Here are the specs (via Into)

7-inch 800480 resolution display
533MHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with PowerVR SGX530 GPU for 3D gaming
4GB of internal storage
3,000 mAh battery for up to 5 hours of non-stop gaming
Front-facing camera
1080p HD video support


Finally, the device comes with its own app store that includes 500 apps. Additionally, the tablet has access to the Fooz Kids University and its extensive library of standarized math problems.

The tablet will sell for $200 and be available on December 1st.

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9 user comments

110.11.2011 13:40

I guess the UI is simple but for 200 bucks, why not get the kindle fire instead with better specs. I'm sure kids could figure that out as well.


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210.11.2011 13:54

Originally posted by plutonash:
I guess the UI is simple but for 200 bucks, why not get the kindle fire instead with better specs. I'm sure kids could figure that out as well.
I think it's because of the Fooz University thing, which is an expensive service but appears to be bundled for free here.

310.11.2011 13:57

Wow, 1080p out of 480 pixels - its magic!

410.11.2011 15:57

I'd like to see how long it lasts before it's owner breaks it.

510.11.2011 17:43

Originally posted by ivymike:
I'd like to see how long it lasts before it's owner breaks it.
That's my concern as well. Being "for kids" means it would pretty much need to be a ToughBook turned Pad.

Hopefully it is, because if it's durable then this would be perfect for getting young'n's started on computers; I would get it for my friend's kid in a heartbeat so long as it could hold up.

611.11.2011 8:53

Originally posted by ivymike:
I'd like to see how long it lasts before it's owner breaks it.
Meh, the main reason kids break DS's is because of the shoddy way the hinge mechanism is put together. So long as the screen's got a decent layer of plastic over it (kids don't seem to get touch screens and are far better at jabbing them) It shouldn't be that easy to break.

711.11.2011 9:58

Parents should realize that the American Pediatrics Association recommends ZERO screen time for kids under two and a daily MAXIMUM of two hours for older kids. This includes TV. In other words, this gadget is completely inappropriate for younger kids and must be heavily monitored for older ones.We risk raising a generation of fat, intellectually lazy future adults.

811.11.2011 10:01

This is probably a cheap 80$ chinese tablet with Red Rubber thingy around it!
And as for the custom interface to make it easy for kids will only make kids dumber! 1080p video support is no good unless it has an HDMI out like most chinese tabs.


:/

911.11.2011 10:15

Originally posted by peebus:
Parents should realize that the American Pediatrics Association recommends ZERO screen time for kids under two and a daily MAXIMUM of two hours for older kids. This includes TV. In other words, this gadget is completely inappropriate for younger kids and must be heavily monitored for older ones.We risk raising a generation of fat, intellectually lazy future adults.
Now that's just silly. A two year old wouldn't know what to do with this so that's pretty much irrelevant. And two hours? for how much older, older kids? I do not for one second believe TV leads to fat, stupid kids. Poor diets and a lack of activity and mental stimulation is the cause of that. Just because bad parents think TV is an alternative to parenting doesn't mean TV is bad for a child.

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