Fuhu’s Nabi tablets are aimed at kids. But despite the bright colors and semi-rugged design, some of the company’s latest models have specs you’d expect to find on a full-fledged tablet.
The $250 Nabi XD, for instance, is a 10 inch tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, up to 32GB of storage, and an optional keyboard cover. Now it turns out Fuhu is also offering a tablet that’s just over half the price, less than half the size, but which has surprisingly similar specs.
The Fuhu Nabi Jr if a 5 inch tablet with an 800 x 480 pixel multitouch display, up to 16GB of storage, and a camera that can swivel to face the front or back.
While the company announced a $99 model last year featuring 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 2350mAh battery, and a Tegra 2 dual-core processor, Android Police reports that there’s a new $139 model with much better specs.
It has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2500mAh batteryand runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (the cheaper model runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich).
It also has a kind of chunky case — it’s designed for kids, after all.
While the screen resolution isn’t very impressive, the rest of the specs look pretty great. The handheld devices supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, has Bluetooth 3.0, a microSD card slto, and features a 2MP camera. You also get a removable rubber case that helps protect the device.
What you don’t get is out-of-the-box support for the Google Play Store, but you should be able to root the tablet and install it yourself.