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Barnes & Noble to release 8GB Nook Tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Feb 2012 4:32 User comments (2)

Barnes & Noble to release 8GB Nook Tablet The Verge has uncovered a document that suggests Barnes & Noble will release an 8GB version of their Nook Tablet.
By doing so, the company will be able to offer the tablet at $199, matching the price of the Amazon Kindle Fire, the top-selling 7-inch tablet in the market.

The document says the book store will unveil the version of the tablet on February 22nd, and the device will be available at least at Wal-Mart on that day.

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 tablet has 1GB of RAM, twice that of the Kindle Fire.

At $199, the two devices will compete on an equal ground, but the Nook Tablet has the option for expendable memory whereas the Fire cannot.

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2 user comments

121.2.2012 10:21

That's all nice, but Amazon has that app market thing... I don't think B&N is solely in the market of just selling tablets & books. Now with the Fire 2 on the horizon... if 'it's' price point is still in the $200 range I'm under the impression the Nook may be urinating against high pressure.

221.2.2012 14:30

expendable memory
You mean expandable memory right?

Just my $0.02,


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