Fuhu‘s line of Android tablets aimed at kids have been around for a few years. They typically offer rugged cases, parental control features, and surprisingly decent specs for relatively low prices. Now Fuhu has introduced a new tablet aimed at slightly older kids — and on paper it looks pretty impressive.
The Fuhu Nabi XD features a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software, front-and-rear cameras, 16GB to 32GB of storage, WiFi, NFC, and an aluminum case.
Fuhu is pricing the 16GB model at just $250, which is isn’t bad for a 10 inch tablet with Google Nexus 7-like specs, a sturdier case, and an optional keyboard cover which will be sold separately (along with other accessories) for somewhere between $20 and $90.
The pad-folio keyboard has a silicone keyboard cover to help protect the keyboard from dust or spills.
While the press release is light on other details, Fuhu does say the tablet gets up to 10 hours of battery life, and I’m pretty sure I can make out an HDMI port in the press photo.
The tablet’s relatively low starting price and rugged case and keyboard aren’t the only things that make this a device aimed at tweens. Fuhu also includes parental controls and other software designed to make adults feel a bit better about giving their kids a tablet that’s physically capable of doing just about anything a full-fledged Android tablet can do.