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Barnes and Noble reveals the Nook Tablet

Barnes and Noble took the the wraps off their new tablet offering the Nook Tablet the successor to the Nook Color. It will be interesting to see how the Nook Tablet competes with the Kindle Fire which was launched by Amazon a few weeks ago. The Nook will be available on November 18 for $250 at Barnes and Nobles stores, along with select retail partners. Just what will $250 get you? Also, how does it compete with it’s immediate rival the Kindle fire?

Nook Tablet Specs

  • 7 inch touchscreen
  • 1GHz TI OMAP4 (dual-core) processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 11.5 hours Battery life
  • 16 GB built-in memory
  • MicroSD slot (up to 32gb)
  • Selective App support
  • Microphone
  • WiFi
  • weighs  14.1 ounces

The Nook Tablet will come preloaded with apps like Netflix and for streaming HD video to the device. The tablet will also have access to “the world’s biggest book store” with over 2.5 million titles, 200+ magazines and large variety of comics and graphic novels. The Nook Color’s price has fallen to $199 and the Nook Simple Touch to $99. The video embedded below details the new Nook Tablet:

The line between an “e-reader” and a “tablet” has been blurred even more with these two offerings and the tablet market itself is so competitive that it is transforming into multi-layered offerings that can result it savings for the consumer and rapid advancement in the sector. We have the offerings such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy tab for the high end market, the ASUS Eee-pad transformer and Toshiba Thrive for the mid market and now the Kindle Fire and Nook Tab who although feature rich are on the low end of the price scale.

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7 Responses to "Barnes and Noble reveals the Nook Tablet"

  1. Ramano says:

    “We have the offerings such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy tab for the high end market, the ASUS Eee-pad transformer and Toshiba Thrive for the mid market and now the Kindle Fire and Nook Tab who although feature rich are on the low end of the price scale.”

    When did the Eee Pad for in the area of mid market? Are you referring to price point or power of the device?

    • Kelroy says:

      just a generic price point division that supports my point that there is are divisions within the tablet market that is related to price and features, also as a result of the flood of tablets releases over the last year. This is the same for other markets and products such as cars.

      as it relates to tablets

      < $250 low end >250 < $400 mid > $400 high end

      • Ramano says:

        Aaahh I see but there are some locations selling the Asus Eee Pad Transformer for more that USD400.

        • Kelroy says:

          The manufacturers suggested retail price for the transformer is $350. Some might sell it for more or less depending on supply and demand.

          • Ramano says:

            :Ooo is that a recent development? Because when I initially saw prices of the Eee Pad when it was just released it was close to USD500, it was around the mid to late USD400 regions.

  2. Kelroy says:

    $350 was always the MSRP price. The high demand and short supply is what forced the prices up.

    According to many reputable sources the original Eee-pad Transformer’s sales figures are only bettered by the iPad

    http://www.geezam.com/asus-eee-pad-transformer-tablet-sales/

    • Ramano says:

      Okay I see, well I was on Amazon and I can’t find it anywhere for USD350 so the supply must still not have reached a point to keep up with the demand.

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