Fuhu Inc., known for creating tablets and applications for children, recently announced the new DreamTab tablet. Designed to deliver grown-up technology but built just for kids, the tablet is the result of collaboration between Fuhu, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and Intel Corporation and is designed to deliver fun educational and entertainment experiences that transform the way kids learn, play and grow through technology.
The new tablets will be available starting in June 2014.
“We are dedicated to providing kids new and engaging experiences in learning and entertainment integrating the most up-to-date and powerful technology in the market,” said Jim Mitchell, CEO, Fuhu. “With Intel Inside, we are provided with the power and performance to deliver amazing experiences, limitless creativity and professional tools for kids to animate and tell stories in the palm of their hands.”
Based on Intel’s new 64-bit enabled Intel® Atom™ Z3740 processor (“Bay Trail”), the DreamTab will offer fast performance, powerful graphics capabilities, long battery life, and rich, immersive educational and entertainment experiences.
Combined with a new operating system layer on Android, DreamTab will be a powerful Android-based tablet that includes advances in stylus, touch-screen and NFC technologies.
“We are excited to collaborate with Fuhu, a leader in tablets for children, and bring Intel technology to its next-generation DreamTab,” said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager for Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group. “This is just one example of the leading educational and entertainment experiences our companies can deliver together with Intel Inside.”
Here are few of the DeamTab features:
- Advanced parental controls allow moms/dads to set time limits and lock or unlock features. The controls also provide for a COPPA-compliant/kid-safe e-mail, text and photo sharing capability that is one-of-a-kind and can integrate with parents’ own mobile devices.
- With NFC (near field communication) gaming technology, figurines come to life online by tapping on the tablet. The initial game, School of Dragons, an educational multiplayer online experience, will feature DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
- Custom-built “nabi Play” features the widest variety of kids programming — from DreamWorks Animation as well as Nick*, Disney*, Cartoon Network* and other leading children’s content sources — comingled in one easy-to-navigate location.
- Curated App Zone and Treasure Box allow parents and kids to browse, download, purchase apps, games, music, movies, videos, e-books and even real goods with a single click.
Intel believes technology can help educators, leaders and school technology professionals prepare students for a lifetime of success. Based on a decade of real-world collaboration, implementation and research, Intel education solutions are designed to help educators inspire students, to support schools in achieving educational excellence, and to enable better manageability by administrators.