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Barnes & Noble launches $199 Nook Tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Feb 2012 20:15

Barnes & Noble launches $199 Nook Tablet As reported yesterday, Barnes & Noble has launched a smaller-capacity Nook Tablet today at $199, the same price as 7-inch tablet market leader the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Like the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet has a 7" display with a resolution of 1024x600. Also like the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor, but the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet, in its original 16GB form, had more storage and more RAM at 1GB.

Barnes & Noble's new release will have 8GB storage and 512MB RAM, putting its hardware completely on par with the Kindle Fire.

"For any customer who likes to read digitally, watch movies or TV shows, browse the web, or help their kids read and learn through interactive books and apps, our new $199 NOOK Tablet with 8GB is the best product value on the market," said William Lynch, Chief Executive Office of Barnes & Noble. "NOOK Tablet is the highest-rated wireless media tablet in the 7-inch class, ultra-portable at under a pound, offers our exclusive VividView screen technology, and since its introduction this holiday has received rave reviews from customers about all its great features. We're pleased to now offer customers the ability to experience NOOK Tablet's unmatched content experience for only $199."

Additionally, the company has dropped the price of its NOOK Color tablet/e-reader to $169, down from its discounted price of $199.

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