Barnes & Noble to Launch Nook Tablet One Day After Kindle Fire
November 4, 2011 9:16 AM
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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
launching the very next day.
, 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
. 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.
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RE: Android Market
11/4/2011 4:04:19 PM
Well for my wallet, I don't need a $500 tablet with a full "market". I don't really need my tablet to be a fully functioning PC with hundreds of programs running on it. Most people need a tablet to do very simple basic stuff, which is why the Kindle Fire will be such a big hit. Great price plus built in vertical integration with all of Amazon's proven services.
I think you have to ask yourself if the full Android market is worth the $300 price difference between the Kindle Fire and something like the Galaxy Tab. For me that answer is a resounding no.
RE: Android Market
11/4/2011 5:29:56 PM
I completely agree. The quantity of fart simulator and tip calculator apps I have access to has no effect on my purchasing decisions!
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