Barnes & Noble has announced details of their new Nook Tablet which hopes to compete with the new Kindle Fire set to release next week.
Shifting from an e-reader to a mulimedia device
Barnes & Noble says that they are trying to position themselves to take advantage of HD video and other mulimedia functions found on the web today but still keep its original model of providing a very rich experience as an e-reader.
The new Nook Tablet promises to be lighter and thinner than its original predecessor. With a highly readable 7-inch 1024×600 pixel resolution display and a viewing angle allowing for minimal glare, its resolution matches the resolution of the new Kindle Fire.
Weighing in at 14.1 ounces, which is approximately 0.5 ounces lighter than Fire. Inside is where the magic happens. It has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage which is double the amount of internal storage in the Fire. In addition, you can expand Nook Tablet’s memory via a micro SD memory card slot.
The price for the new color tablet will be $249 which comes in at $50 more than the Fire. But Barnes & Noble seems to think that even with the price difference, the features will more than make up for the price difference and compete well with the Fire.
The Nook Tablet is available for pre-order only but will be in stores late next week.
What do you think, are you buying one?
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