"Faster than a Kindle Fire, more powerful than an iPad2, able to LEAP FROG toy tablets in a single bound..."
Nabi have launched a high spec, Tegra 3 driven, robust 7" tablet aimed at kids with strong parental controls (with Mommy/Daddy mode and multi child profiles).
Apps are gained through Amazon Appstore. Google Play currently isn't available as "they are in the process of obtaining Google’s authorization to pre-install Google Play on nabi 2 and having nabi 2 certified for Google Mobile Services (GMS)." The device comes pre-installed with "tons of content, including games, apps, books, music, videos, learning tools and more." and 2gb of free "nabi cloud" storage for videos etc.
The Nabi 2 is priced at £149.99, available from Smyths Toys.
- Display: 7-inch, Capacitive, Multi-Touch Display, 1024 x 600 Resolution
- CPU: NVIDIA® Tegra® 3, Super 4-PLUS-1™ Quad Core with 5th Battery Saver Core
- Storage: 8 GB, Expandable via MicroSD (Up to 32 GB); Plus 2 GB FREE Cloud Storage
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Camera: 2MP Front Facing Camera 720p Video
- Battery: 3,850 mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
- Size & Weight: (with Drop-Safe Bumper)
- Width: 220.8 mm
- Height: 153.7 mm
- Depth: 29.08 mm
- Weight: 596 g
- OS: Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
- Network: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Input / Output: Micro USB 2.0 Port, Mini HDMI, MicroSD Compatible Cartridge Slot, 3.5 mm Standard Audio Jack, Built-In Microphone, DC Connector
- Audio + Video Format: Audio: MP3, AAC, Video: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
- In the Box: nabi™ Tablet, Power Adapter (supports 100-240V), USB Cable, Product Information
So £150 for a 7" Tegra based tablet with 8GB storage and microSD expansion? Would you buy your kids one? Is it a better proposition that these static Leap Frog devices?
I know my little girl enjoys playing on my Nexus 7 from time to time but i'm scared to death of her dropping it. Maybe something like this fits the bill?
What do you think?
[source: Nabi Tablet Website ]