Barnes & Noble Officially Launches Nook Tablet


On Monday, Barnes & Noble officially unveiled the Nook Tablet. The Nook Tablet will cost $249 and hit stores by the end of next week. It looks a lot like the Nook Color and Barnes & Noble’s CEO says Nook Color is the second best-selling tablet after Apple’s iPad.

The Nook Color’s price was dropped from $249 to $199 on Sunday at Best Buy. This $199 price will now apply to all stores where the Nook Color is sold. The Nook Simple Touch eReader now stands at $99.

The tablet is a 7-inch IPS display with full lamination, video playback up to 1080p and 11.5 hours of battery life with WiFi off and 9 hours of video with WiFi off. It’s got internal storage of 16GB, and a microSD slot allows you add up to 32GB more. The leaks were right as this runs on a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor with 1GB of RAM. Running on a special version of Android 2.3, the Nook Tablet has Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora pre-installed. Unfortunately the Nook Tablet doesn’t offer access to Android Market and B&N says apps specially developed for the device will be rolled out later.

How does this compare to Amazon’s Kindle Fire? Well, it’s got more media options than the Kindle Fire and the amount or RAM and storage is also double that of the Kindle Fire and it costs just $50 more than Amazon’s competition.

So what do you think? Which would you rather go for? Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet


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