When it comes to kid-oriented tablet devices, most device makers believe that smaller is better. However, that isn’t the case with Nabi, which has just introduced a line of Big Tabs Android tablets that could easily become favorites amongst both children and families alike.

Produced by Fuhu, the devices will be available in two different models. The 20-inch version, which comes with a 1600×900 HD+ display, will go for $449, while the 24-inch model, with a 1920×1080 Full HD panel, will go for $549.  These tablets are capable, with a 15-point capacitive touch screen, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors, and 16 GB of memory. The tablets run Android 4.4.4, but have Fuhu’s Blue Morpho user interface layer over it. The horsepower isn’t cutting edge, but it’s certainly powerful enough to run all of the current Android games. However, the extremely high resolution of the tablets means that many apps won’t have modes designed for that resolution, so you’ll see plenty of pixels.

The devices, which will release this fall, will focus on educating and entertaining kids with a number of apps, thanks to a Blue Morpho user interface that parents can easily take control of, so they can keep tabs on what their kids play. There are plenty of shows from places like Disney and Cartoon Network, and curated kid’s apps.

The tablets will come with an adjustable and removable frame, which will make it easy to stand up any time kids want to play games with others, as well as take on the go. It’ll really open up with a number of experiences, whether it’s casual games like Angry Birds or even classic board games along the lines of Monopoly and others.

The device won’t have your kids lugging it around like a brick either. It clocks in at just 13 pounds and its model base sits at just about a full inch thick (0.9 inches). Its Blue Morpho mode will also serve as kind of like an easy or kids’ mode on other devices, with access to a number of all-ages apps, including a selection for DreamWorks movies, as well as Disney, Nickelodeon and other apps of that nature.

Nabi will also launch a special App Zone where kids can surf around with their parents and see what applications suit them best, then play games together if they prefer. It’s also very focused on education, with a special currency system called Nabi coins that rewards them when they finish certain tasks, such as their homework or tasks around the house.

This could be a nice change of pace for all activities involved, especially gaming, with the units’ large displays and easy-to-use interface. Parents will definitely want to take a look at these.

Source: Engadget, Techcrunch