Fuhu, the maker of children’s tablet Nabi, has officially unveiled a new Android tablet; dubbed as Nabi XD. It is the first full-featured tablet especially made for tweens. This new Nabi tablet is undoubtedly a superb device that features excellent specs and amazing design which seems to be quite appealing from a teen’s viewpoint. Fuhu has assured that the Nabi XD tablet will be made available for limited release in late December later it will be fully launched nationwide in mid January 2013. The Nabi XD tablet would come in two variants: 16GB and 32GB, priced at $249 and $349 respectively. Moreover, the Nabi XD buyers can get Pad-folio and several other accessories starting from mid January, for prices ranging from $19.99 to $89.99.
The new Nabi XD tablet has a very trendy look, thanks to its aluminum two toned chassis and smoothly flared corners. The device will feature an eye-catching 10.1 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels of screen resolution. However, one of the most enticing features of this tween-friendly tablet is definitely its powerful processor. Under the hood, the tablet would sport an NVIDIA Tegra 3quad-core processor, just like many of the high-end tablets available on the market. Moreover, the Nabi XD tablet comes with a very affordable price tag of just $249, which makes it one of the cheapest 10.1-inch tablets to have the NVIDIA quad-core chipset.
The all new Nabi XD tablet will run on a custom version of the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Plus, Fuhu has confirmed that it has partnered with the Rightware Company to make use of its Kanzi user interface solution. It ships along with several useful parental controls. The tablet’s UI will enable you to set rules based on time or location for applications. This means, the parents can decide when a certain type of app will be available to the user.
In addition, the tablet’s user interface allows the user to have multiple home screens, each one with separate layout of widgets, apps, and gadgets. You can set rules for your home screens too, based on time, Wi-Fi networks, or GPS location, and thus it lets you to define which home screen is the most appropriate one for a particular situation. For example, your kid can set a productivity-focused home screen when he/she is on his/her school’s Wi-Fi network, and a gaming-oriented home screen when at home.
The Nabi XD tablet will come equipped with both rear facing camera as well as a front facing camera. Its 10-hour long battery life also sounds quite impressive. With this device, you would get host of connectivity options including Bluetooth, WI-Fi, USB, GPRS, and GPS. Plus, the Nabi XD device will be the first Nabi tablet to feature NFC technologies. The built-in NFC support will enable the users to sync the devices by simply touching them together. Above all, the Nabi XD tablet is accompanied by a keyboard which can really help your kids with their home work, gaming, and other normal online activities. The tablet also includes an optional keyboard cover, which can help protect your keyboard from dirt and falls. However, it will be sold separately (just like other accessories) and it would range between $20 and $90.