Fuhu Plans to Flatten the Competition with the 24″ Nabi Big Tab HD Android Tablet
The Nabi Big Tab HD is an Android device so large that it defies the label tablet. Due to arrive this fall, the Big Tab HD is going to be available in 20″ and 24″ models which will cost $449 and $549, respectively.
The Big Tab HD runs Fuhu’s own modified version of Android 4.4 on a Tegra 4 CPU with 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, Wifi, and Bluetooth.
While the full specs have not bee released, we do know that the 20″ Big Tab HD will feature a 1,600 x 900 pixel display, while its larger sibling will have a 24″ display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, or about the same number of pixels as on the latest 7″ Android tablets. These monsters will weigh in at 10.5 pounds and 13.5 pounds, respectively.
These are absolutely massive devices, but like the existing products in this niche they are not strictly intended to be tablets. That suggests a certain amount of mobility, and given the anemic 1.65Ah batteries (or the weight) that is simply not realistic.
Rather, the Nabi Big Tab HD is less a tablet than a child-friendly competitor to Viewsonic’s VSD220 wireless monitor. That device has a 22″ screen, but it concedes the impossibility of mobility and eschews a battery entirely.
The Nabi Big Tab HD, on the other hand, has just enough battery life for you to use the bundled forklift to move the device from one room to the next. That should be enough, I think.
This tablet also features customized software, including parent and child modes, kid friendly games, educational apps, and more. The tablets also ship with Google Play, and there’s also a Nabi app store for access to age-appropriate apps.