EL SEGUNDO, Calif., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 – Fuhu Inc., known for creating cutting-edge tablets and applications for children, today 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.

“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 lightning-fast performance, powerful graphics capabilities, long battery life, and rich, immersive educational and entertainment experiences. Combined with a new operating system layer on Android*, it 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.”

The DreamTab will include Fuhu’s signature Wings Learning System™ solution and a new feature, the interactive Creative Studio “Be an Artist” program, built exclusively for the DreamTab. Kids will be able to create their favorite DreamWorks characters in an interactive workshop featuring cutting-edge integrated animation tools. Wings Learning System™ will also work in conjunction with first-of-its-kind offline Bluetooth*-enabled workbooks, bringing together offline and online learning experiences.

In addition to the enhanced Wings Learning System™, Fuhu will also be launching its next-generation OS overlay titled Blue Morpho, highlighting all new features in learn, play and grow in a safe environment:

  • Advanced parental controls allow moms/dads to set time limits, add nabi coins to a kid’s account, 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 all-new content created for the DreamTab by DreamWorks acclaimed filmmakers to bring these innovative controls to life, kids can now customize their own tablet experience from sign on to shut down with exclusive character moments encouraging them to study, go out and play, or wake up in the morning.
  • 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. Intel delivers holistic solutions, including hardware, software, content, infrastructure and professional development, to help educators engage students in learning and to enhance student achievement.

The Intel Atom Z3000 Processor series delivers leading performance with long battery life. It is Intel’s most capable, best-performing platform for its tablets and other sleek mobile devices. It offers a smaller footprint and lower power usage, while also enabling double the compute performance1 and triple the graphics performance2 compared to the previous-generation Intel Atom processor. It also includes Intel® Burst Technology 2.0 with four cores, four threads and 2MB L2 cache. This performance allows people to multi-task, consume and create content, and enjoy a rich experience across on their Android device.