Fuhu’s nabi Jr tablets are now available at Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H. The 4GB version retails for $99 whereas the 16GB model sells for $139.
Android Police reports that the specifications of the nabi jr tablets are slightly different than what Fuhu announced last December.
During that time, the nabi Jr was said to have a 4GB of storage capacity, Tegra 2 processor, a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 512 MB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 2,350mAh battery, and a rotating camera. When the same website reviewed the device in April, the tablet still sported the same set of specifications.
Fast forward to June, and Fuhu appears to have introduced changes to the product. Apart from the 4GB version, the company now offers a 16GB variant with improved specifications.
Instead of a Tegra 2 processor, the 16GB variant packs Tegra 3. It also comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. From 512MB of RAM, Fuhu increased the system memory to a full gigabyte. Fuhu also added NFC connectivity to the 16GB variant. Lastly, the kid-friendly tablet now offers a 2,500mAh battery in place of the 2,350mAh one found on the cheaper model. The other specifications of the 16GB nabi Jr include built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, microSD card slot expansion, Bluetooth 3.0, and a vibrantly-colored drop-safe bumper.
This would make the 16GB variant of the tablet a much more attractive deal than the 4GB model. This is because one gets four times more storage space, more powerful hardware, and better functionalities for an additional cost of only $40.
Fuhu confirmed the changes in a statement. However, it clarified that the company does not focus on hardware specifications, rather on developing particular types of experiences for certain age brackets. This would explain why both the 4GB and the 16GB variants are marketed under the same nabi Jr name, and are aimed at the same pre-school age group, even if the variants have significant differences in terms of performance and functionalities.