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November 7th, 2011

Nook Tablet Officially Unveiled by Barnes & Noble

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Written by: Bryan Conte (Associate Editor)
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Nook Tablet

Just two days ago we chimed in that a new tablet could grace the lineup by B&N and now the company led by CEO William Lynch has officially unveiled its existence and full spec wrap-sheet.  The New Nook Tablet comes in at 7 inches, under a pound and is very sleekishly thin.

Lynch went on to state some pretty important selling points including the vividview touchscreen, powerful performance as well as its in-store support that wouldn’t be afforded by competitor Amazon.  Equally satisfying is the amount of features that it didn’t skimp out on during development.  Also noted on the official website was that Angry birds, which has stretched its reach to every device manageable will be available on the tablet as well.

Nook Tablet Specs

Getting down into the nitty gritty specs, the Nook tablet will be powered by a dual-core Texas Instruments 1 GHz processor, with 1 GB of RAM and 16GBof storage already onboard.  Further sweetening the deal is the recent news of the incorporation of apps, HULU Plus, and Netflix.

Oh and I almost forgot the biggest selling point that B&N is going after; its price!  The Nook Tablet will sit comfortably in that price zone that has yet to be capitalized on, except for the HP TouchPad firesale.

You can get your Nook Tablet by Barnes and Noble when it becomes available on the 18th at an attractive $249, and pre-orders are welcome.  As we mentioned previously, the release of the affordable Nook Tablet will be dropping the prices of some of the existing Nooks on the market.  The Nook Color will cost you $199 now while the Nook Simple Touch will lower the bar to $99.

Nook Tablet Available Next Week

So movie lovers and bargain hunters, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to snag a tablet that has some great performance, the cloud, 1080P HD video playback, 11 hours of battery life and a microSD storage slot capable of ingesting up to a 32GB card.

It also means that those who have been putting off their purchase of the other Nook models offered by B&N can get a great price, especially as the holidays approach.  It will be interesting to keep an eye on both B&N and Amazon as competition appears to be heating up.

To learn more about or pre-order B&N’s “fastest, lightest tablet with the best in HD Entertainment,” follow this link: Nook Tablet

About the Author

Bryan Conte (Associate Editor)
"I'd be lost without technology." Bryan enjoys writing, anything to do with the internet and is working on a second bachelor's degree. You can usually find him buried in code, or learning something new. Also noteworthy is that he constantly fears going bald. Google+ -bryan@gizmoinsider.com


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