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Android tablet for kids heading to Toys R Us

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Android tablet for kids heading to Toys R Us
Hitting shelves at Toys R Us retailers sometime in the next few weeks is an Android-powered tablet called Nabi that will help kids with their math and reading skills as well as give them access to the Nabi app store that features over 500 child-oriented applications.

The Nabi isn’t the first computer-esque device created for kids but it is certainly one of the most advanced. Toys R Us has teamed up with an application developing company known as FUHU that is known for developing an array of education applications.

The Nabi features a 7-inch display. It is powered by a dual-core 533MHz processor and comes with 4GB of internal storage. You can web browse on this tablet and you can even playback video in full 1080p HD. There is front facing camera so the little tykes can take photos of themselves or video chat with their Nabi-packing friends up the street.  
Android tablet for kids heading to Toys R Us

Pre-loaded on this tablet is the Nabi App Store which will give the kids access to over 500 child-oriented applications. The tablet will also be able to give children access to the Fooz Kids University which is a program that will help them with more than 22,000 math problems. There are also a bunch of creative, interactive and e-book type apps on the tablet to take advantage of.

For all the parents out there, a password can be entered into the Nabi that can allow it to be used as a fully operational Android tablet. So it really offers a little fun for everyone.

All in all the Nabi sounds like a pretty attractive holiday gift. It seems to offer a nice mix of fun while helping educating the little ones. They are up for pre-order now for the cost of $200 at Toys R Us. The Nabi is expected to ship the first week of December, insuring that you have it in time for the holidays. Is anybody going to consider picking up a Nabi?  

source: Electronista

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posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:24 3

1. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


WOW......lets see if this changes the game!

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:26 4

2. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


well, no. kids break thier toys, its a bit costly as a toy.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:30 3

3. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


This is very true. I would not get my kids something this expensive thats this nice.
Little rover cars, sure, but they're meant to get beat up

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:32 3

4. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


but they did say it can be used as a fully functional tablets for adults.. so u can give it to the kids sometimes while ur watching them...

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 22:25

16. KidXIII (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Junior Tablet at http://kidcomputers.com/page/jr_kids_tablet comes with an option for accidental damage or theft and is like half the price of this thing with zoodles instead of FUHU.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:33 2

5. dha_george (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


this is actually kinda cool and just might be that neat gift for my nieces that i was looking for!!!!

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:35 2

6. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


It\'s going to be a good toy for the kids if it is WATER PROOF???

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 13:22

10. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


or crayon proof, dirt proof, or tantrum proof!! I wonder if the first thing to break would be the screen or the handle of the bears head...

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 10:50 2

7. ryq24 (Posts: 509; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


$200! go for vtech instead. kids will just get tired of it anyway.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 11:24 2

8. corporateJP (Posts: 1580; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


And...by the end of the week, your kid will be able to root it, run Ice Cream Sandwich on it, and will be visiting Porn*** often...

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 12:08 1

9. SuperEd (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What a RIP OFF!!! $200!!! your kidding me. Really? come on guys. should be entering the market at $75 tops!

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 19:26

11. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


it probly cost at least $100 to make this and $150 for Toys R us to buy to sell to you for $200 everybody needs their profit margins.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 20:57

12. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Are you kidding me? Companies in China and India can make crappy tablets for $50 to $70. The problem is that the iPad distorted the consumers' perception of a tablet.

I did a quick search and the first hit was this site:
http://www.eglobalelectronics.com/android-2-2-wifi-touch-screen-tablet-2gb-hd-w-camera.html

Buy 5 and each tablet is $95 and just look at the spec.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:08 1

13. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Why do people complain about the price then buy their kids Xbox 360s to playBlackOps and stuff like that

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 10:33

15. Mila16 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Exactly...XBox, Nintendo DS, Playstation and then the kids get bored with that also. At least they are making the tablet for adults to use also.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 11:56

14. jamesrogers (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


It seems like a great product, except after the $200 this thing is going to become expensive from the app downloads. i think id rather have some sort of windows tablet that I can install free software on. I already spent a bunch of money on ipad apps, i dont want to fork over more for my kids !! Does anyone know of any good windows tablets? i found the intel based tablet from kid computers but the specs seem kind of outdated, thoughts?http://kidcomputers.com/buy/Kids_Classmate_Tablet

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:12

17. TabletsforKids (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


I was surprised at how many different options there are for kids tablets. If you don't believe me, check this link out:http://www.besttabletsforkids.com/most-popular​/the-top-5-best-tablets-for-kids/

There are plenty of options spanning from basic, educational content, to the Nabi (as you have reviewed in this article) that, as your say, connect with the android marketplace.

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