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Fuhu, Inc.

October 21, 2014 09:00 ET

Redefining Family Time: The World's Biggest Tablets Made for Sharing -- nabi Big Tab HD 20" and nabi Big Tab HD 24" -- Now Available at Retail

Highly Buzzed About Big Tablet Line Puts the Tablet at the Center Of Family Time and Collaborative Experiences

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) -  Just in time for the holidays, Fuhu, Inc., the creator of the award-winning nabi® tablet -- the world's first Android tablet built just for kids -- and the foremost innovator of technology for kids and their families has announced that its highly anticipated nabi Big Tab HD™ 20" and nabi Big Tab HD™ 24" will hit retail stores now. Redefining the tablet industry by ushering in a new larger format category, the nabi Big Tab HD 20" and 24" represent the world's biggest Android tablets and are designed as collaborative devices intended for kids and families to play together, create together and experience story time and media together. Upon their unveiling this past August, the nabi Big Tab HD line captured global media attention, being hailed as an impressive innovation in the tablet space. The Wall Street Journal proclaimed, "Two little thumbs up for one big tablet...with the Big Tab, Fuhu found a way to differentiate from the iPads, Kindle Fires and Samsung Galaxy Tabs that dominate the tablet industry," while Mashable cited, "We checked out the Big Tab and came away pretty impressed."

While traditional tablets often put individual family members in different corners of the home as they engage in isolated, individual experiences, the Big Tab HD line promotes increased social interaction, communication, collaboration, and socialized learning -- bringing family members closer through tech. The ideal shared device, the nabi Big Tab HD will be available nationwide at Toys "R" Us, Walmart, and nabishop.com.

Built for shared experiences and engaging families, the nabi Big Tab HD line features a massive display (20" and 24") with brilliant HD+ (1600x900) and Full HD (1920x1080) resolution, and a 10-point capacitive touch screen. Its Quad-core, lightning fast NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 processor with 16 GB of on board storage makes Big Tab powerful enough to handle every family's needs. Its revolutionary lightweight, carrying frame that is easily adjustable to any angle or removed makes it transportable and perfect for co-viewing in multiple angles and a surface/table-top experience for board games and multi-play. nabi Big Tab HD also has a built-in short-term battery that makes room-to-room portability easy.

The nabi Big Tab HD introduces 5 key built-in experiences that reinvents family time and brings the family together:

  • "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.
  • "Big Canvas" - Explore your inner artist with Dream Pro Studio, a powerful suite of drawing, animation and video editing apps.
  • "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.
  • "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, allow your children to discover, watch safely and worry-free.

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

  • Wings Learning System™ First Steps - Perfect for children in Pre-K through First Grade, Wings First Steps focuses on school readiness for kids to develop learning skills, critical thinking and a passion for learning. Features over 5,000 Common Core lessons in Math, Reading, and Writing for Pre-K through First 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 excited to finally bring the nabi Big Tab HD to families everywhere," said Jim Mitchell, CEO of Fuhu. "We have seen first-hand how it has changed the way parents and kids interact with each other and how the new collaborative experiences have transformed family time in a way never before possible with a tablet."

nabi Big Tab HD 20" and nabi Big Tab HD 24" will launch 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 its mission to deliver purposeful and thoughtful experiences in education and entertainment for kids and families.

About Fuhu, Inc.

Fuhu, Inc., the creator of the nabi tablet, is the leading designer, seller and innovator of thoughtful consumer products and services for children. Fuhu is committed to creating children's solutions that are: (1) socially responsible, (2) made right, (3) make a difference in people's lives, (4) For Parents. By Parents.® and (5) dedicated to the intellectual development of children. Fuhu, Inc. is the No. 1 Fastest-Growing Private Company amongst 5,000 in America as ranked by Inc.'s exclusive 32nd and 33rd Inc. 500|5000 list. Fuhu is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with offices in Denver, San Jose, China, Hong Kong, Taipei and Japan. For more information, visit www.fuhu.com and www.nabi.com.

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