Yesterday there were rumors about Barnes & Noble releasing a cheaper version of its NOOK Tablet today, and it looks like they were right on the dot. Barnes & Noble today announced the launch of the 8GB version of its NOOK Tablet. With the same features of the previous NOOK Tablet, the new tablet has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, microSD slot, WiFi, a 7″ VividView display, 8GB of internal storage, and a battery life that boasts 11.5 hours of reading time or 9 hours of video viewing.
The new NOOK Tablet will go on sale starting today with a price tag of $199, which puts it at the same price as its biggest rival, the Amazon Kindle Fire. Barnes & Noble’s older tablet, the NOOK Color also received a price cut and now only costs $169 each. The NOOK Tablet – 8GB version will be available from Nook.com and in Barnes & Noble stores, and retailers like Best Buy, Target and Walmart in the coming weeks.
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- 2014-02-10 Barnes & Noble Fired Nook Engineering Staff [Rumor]
- 2014-01-09 Barnes & Noble Sees Dismal Nook Sales During Holiday Season
- 2013-11-11 NOOK GlowLight Has A Hidden Browser
- 2012-03-14 Barnes & Noble now allows NOOK Tablets to store more personal content
- 2012-03-07 NOOK Tablet gets Ice Cream Sandwich with CyanogenMod 9
- 2011-12-22 NOOK Tablet downgraded and auto update blocked
- 2011-12-20 "Lite" Ubuntu runs on the NOOK Tablet
- 2011-12-12 NOOK Color v.1.4.1 update released