Back in early-to-mid December, Fuhu announced a pair of new tablets: the nabi Jr. for small children, and the nabi XD for tweens. While release details were scant for the nabi Jr., the XD was penciled in for a mid-January release date. That time frame has come and gone, but it looks like both device are now available through BestBuy.com, though it's possibly the company pulled the trigger a little bit early since there's been nary a word from Fuhu since the initial announcement.
As the name suggests, the nabi Jr. is a smaller, more toddler-friendly version of the nabi 2. It's built from the ground up with little ones in mind, as its 5-inch form factor and kid-like interface may suggest.
- 5" 480x800 display
- Tegra 2 dual-core processor
- Rotating camera, for front-facing action or taking pictures
- 4GB storage
- Android 4.0
- 1.5lbs. 0.9" thick
At $99, the nabi Jr. is a great deal for anyone looking to get their little munchkin familiar with tech at an early age.
The nabi XD is Fuhu's offering for older kids – mostly tweens. At only $250, the XD packs a punch that can't really be matched by comparable tablets – even some costing $100+ more.
- 10.1" 1366x786 IPS display
- Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- 16GB or 32GB storage capacity
- Front and rear cameras
- Aluminum body
- Android 4.1
The XD will also have some useful accessories – like an attachable silicone keyboard, for example – making this not only a fun device, but a useful one as well.
We're working on securing review units right now, so expect an in-depth look at both devices in the coming weeks. If they're anything like the nabi 2, though, the bang-for-the-buck will be nearly unmatched. If you're already convinced, hit the links below to buy.