CES 2013 wasn’t all about high end tablets with Retina Displays and all that, but also about gadgets for the little ones. After all, they have to start somewhere don’t they? The tablets detailed at CES were Nabi Jr and the Nabi XD, both made by Fuhu and showcased in Las Vegas.
Nabi XD is the larger model, with a 10.1 inch display, a curved design and plasticky red and white accents. Dual cameras are on board, plus the Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the OS. The price tag here is $249 for the 16 GB model and $349 for the 32 GB unit. As shown in the pics, the Android interface is customized, through special launchers, for a more streamlined experience. Nabi XD also comes with a large NFC field embedded into the back. It works with Fuhu’s Battle Kinabis game, by allowing the user to tap the character figures with the tablet and then via augmented reality get the figures into the game.
Nabi Jr is aimed for younger kids and runs Android 4.0 ICS, plus it’s priced at $99 for 4 GB and $129 for 16 GB. The device has a glossy white plastic case, a rotating camera and a capacitive touch stylus slot. Nabi JR is a 5 inch slate with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution and it’s very child-proof, as shown by the image below.