Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet is ready to fight with Kindle Fire

  • 10/11/2011 AT 03:35 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets, Technology

Barnes and Noble Nook TabletThe new Kindle Fire has been the biggest buzz on the market ever since its announcement few time ago. When it was released, Barnes & Noble’s stock dropped significantly and suddenly the Nook Color was not the fanciest new toy around. With its affordable prices, nifty accessories, and ability to do superior tablet reading and much more, the Kindle Fire took front stage, sadly leaving the Nook Color far behind. Obviously feeling the significant effects of the “Fire”, Barnes & Noble quickly got down to business and began developing a new Nook! Here at It’s a Gadget  we have got all the dirty details on this fantastic new device!

To combat their rivals Barnes & Noble is releasing the new Nook Tablet on November 18th; just in time to place itself at the top of people’s wish list for the holidays! So what nifty new specs can devout e-readers expect to see with this new Nook Tablet? Lets find out!

The Nook Tablet comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display (VividView IPS) that has a color touch panel and an overall screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Inside this beautiful device there’s a 1 Ghz dual-core OMAP 4 processor and 1 Gb of RAM. At the first look, the Nook Tablet should be a slight faster than Kindle Fire because it has 1 GB RAM instead of 512 Mb. Nook Tablet storage has 16 Gb with 8Gb more than the Kindle Fire and it supports expansion through a microSD card. Unfortunately, Kindle fire don’t support microSD card extension, but they will compensate this with Amazon Cloud Service(free storage for all your Amazon digital content).
Same as the Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet will feature a customized version of Android Gingerbread 2.3 and as connectivity options we can only specify Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), USB and 3.5 mm audio jack ports.

Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet CoversHowever this new Nook Tablet does seem eerily similar to its predecessor. Both in size, color, and even functionality, the Nook Tablet and the Nook Color bear a striking amount of similarities. For many tablet readers, they are somewhat disappointed at the fact that Nook did not try and slim down the annoying and thick plastic edging that often got cracked, however will the rest of the features make up for Nooks lack of ingenuity? Only time will tell and we can only speculate until its release on the 18th.

One of the best features about this new Nook Tablet, other than the fact that it has at least twice the RAM as the Kindle Fire, and tons more storage space, is that it costs only $249! Many people see these additional features for the Nook Tablet as well worth the fifty dollar increase; who can’t do without 2x’s the storage or speed? On top of that Barnes & Noble’s has even lowered their Nook Color price to $199 to match the Kindle Fire.Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet Hands OnIt is clear that B&N is definitely hitting back hard as they strive to stay at the top of their game in the e-reading device competition. As to which tablet will make its way to the very top of wish lists this year, we can only see how the new Nook Tablet fares after its release but it definitely looks promising!

Source: Barnes & Nooble


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