B&N Unveils $249 Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble device has more memory, better display than Kindle
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2011 11:53 AM CST
B&N Unveils $249 Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch holds the new NOOK Tablet in the new NOOK Digital Shop inside a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York on Monday, November 7, 2011.   (Jim Sulley/newscast)

The Nook Tablet is here, and while it won’t cost you nearly as much as an iPad, at $249 it still comes in a bit more expensive than Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Barnes & Noble unveiled the tablet in New York City today, just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Wall Street Journal notes. That extra 50 bucks will snag you better memory capacity, a superior display, a larger selection of content, and in-store service, TechCrunch adds.

The internal 16GB storage is twice Amazon’s, and the Nook also offers the option for an additional 32GB. The 7-inch Android-powered tablet also features a 1Ghz processor with 1GB RAM and comes with free cloud service, access to Nook newsstand and comics, and a battery that will last 11.5 hours for reading and nine hours for video playback. The Nook Tablet will be in stores next week, ZDNet reports. Barnes & Noble also cut the price of its non-tablet Nooks: A Nook Color will now run you $199, or you can pick up a Nook SimpleTouch for $99. (More Nook Tablet stories.)

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