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Nook Tablet  (Source: engadget.com)
Barnes & Noble will offer in-store demonstrations of the Nook Tablet on November 15

There has been a lot of tablet-related talk going on these days with Amazon's new tablet, Kindle Fire, due to hit the market November 15. But it looks like the Kindle Fire has an unexpected competitor launching the very next day.

According to Engadget, which managed to get its hands on some important documents, Barnes & Noble will launch its first Nook Tablet on November 16.

The Nook Tablet is almost exactly like the Nook Color with a few changes. According to the documents, the Nook Tablet will have a 7-inch VividView IPS color touchpanel with 1024 x 600 resolution, 1GB of RAM, a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4 processor, 16GB of inbuilt storage, about eight hours of battery life with the Wi-Fi off, a microSD expansion slot, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, support for plenty of file formats (PDF, ePUB, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, Flash, JPG, MP3, MP4 and AAC), and dimensions of 8.1- x 5- x 0.48-inches.

The cost for the new Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet will be $249, which is $50 more than the Kindle Fire. However, the Nook Tablet does have twice the RAM, twice the storage, and access to over two million books, newspapers and magazines. Kindle Fire has "thousands" of books, newspapers and magazines.

Barnes & Noble will offer the Nook Tablet for pre-order on November 7, and in-store demonstrations will take place on November 15.

Source: Engadget



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Interesting
By bug77 on 11/4/2011 10:04:01 AM , Rating: 2
It supports closed documents format (doc, ppt), but not open ones (odt, odp or even docx and pptx).
Regardless, anything that supports ePUB is fine with me, though I wish there was an open format that also supported annotations. To me that would be the ultimate feature.




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