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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.

nabi Jr.

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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.

nabi XD

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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
  • NFC
  • 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.

nabi Jr. at Best Buy

nabi XD at Best Buy

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • QuanahHarjo

    Pretty savvy using the Tegra 2 for the Jr. That pretty much ensures compatibility with a lot of apps, especially with that phone-ish resolution. I can see little tikes wearing that camera swivel out though.

  • hibby

    This company doesn't get near as much publicity as they deserve. My parents bought the Nabi 2 for my 4 year old nephew for Christmas, and it's pretty extraordinary. It's already taken quite the beating. I was a skeptic about such a young child having what to me, is esentially a Nexus, but it hasn't disappointed. Looking forward to seeing these!

  • Dan

    Do they have access to the play store?

    • Ivan Myring

      I don't think that they do. But hardware and low price means there will be some good ROMs with stock android and Google play

    • http://twitter.com/MysteryMannnnn Mystery Man

      It was easy to install on the nabi 2 im guessing the process is similar?

  • Daquan Smith

    What happened?? Why does it say coming soon now?? I was just about to buy one for my little brother today

  • Lex

    Pity you can not set them up with a Google account, as You need to be 16 in the US to have an email address! How can you LEGALY setup up a junior with an Android while that is the case?
    come one US time to update some laws I think, or Google to create a way to create a junior account that is linked to a big persons account ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500663270 Chi Ahrens

    3.7 pounds for a 10 inch tablet? in comparison, the iPad Retina is less than 1.5 pounds. The IPS display on the XD will be a HUGE improvement over the TN display on the Nabi 2. But with all the problems that users are reporting from the Nabi 2 - such as the wireless issues that require a factory reset, and the charger and battery issues, I would get something a little more reliable for a toddler than an android based tablet using cheap hardware.

    • jack050507

      That's more than likely the ship weight, not the weight of the actual XD tablet. The 3.7 lbs probably includes the packaging of the tablet, and everything else that comes in the box.

    • http://twitter.com/chepnut chepe morales

      thats the ship weight the actual weight is 1.4 pounds

  • Diana

    What about a sturdy bumper case for the Nabi XD. Boiught this tablet for my 91 year old father. Need the protection.