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
- 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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