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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Aims Directly at Kindle Fire

Nov 7 2011, 11:28am CST | by , in News | Android

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Aims Directly at Kindle Fire
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Will the Nook Tablet have what it takes to fight in the big leagues?

Barnes & Noble had an unveil event today where the new Nook Tablet was unveiled for the first time. This is the B&N product that it hopes will combat both the iPad and the Kindle Fire tablet that is set to ship this month. The new Nook Tablet will ship on November 17 and can be pre-ordered right now. The tablet sells for $249 and has access to the Nook Digital Shops and more.

The Nook Tablet has 1GB of RAM and a processor that runs at 1.2GHz and sports dual cores for performance. The tablet will surf the web, stream video, and let the user download eBooks with ease and speed. B&N promises the battery will last 11.5 hours for reading and nine hours of video watching. The display supports 16 million colors.

The tablet also has access to many entertainment services like Netflix and Hulu Plus for streaming video. The apps for both services will be pre-loaded. The table weighs in at 14.1 ounces and has 16GB of storage, which is twice what the Fire offers. It also has integrated WiFi and runs the Android OS. It provides access to email and has parental controls the 7-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1024 x 600. If the 16GB of onboard storage isn't enough, the tablet has a microSD card slot as well.

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