Amazon released the Kindle Fire ahead of schedule this week, and now it looks like Barnes & Noble will be following suit with the early push of its upcoming tablet as well. According to reports online, a Barnes & Noble spokesperson announced that customers who pre-ordered the Nook Tablet will receive it today, a day ahead of schedule. Some Barnes & Noble retail stores have also gotten their shipment of tablets to sell, with Engadget reporting a Nook Tablet being bought by a lucky customer yesterday.
The Nook Tablet is said to be going head to head against Amazon’s Kindle Fire which started shipping out earlier this week. However Barnes & Noble’s offering is going for an extra $50 (with slightly better specs) which might be a deal breaker for some people. Regardless, it’s going to be interesting to which tablet emerges as the winner in this battle of budget tablets.
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