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The $199 Nook Tablet Is Real

Feb 21 2012, 2:29pm CST | by , in News | Android

Kindle Fire competition is on

The $199 Nook Tablet Is Real
 
 

Barnes & Noble has just introduced a cheaper version of its Nook Tablet to more effectively compete against Amazon's Kindle Fire.

The device is essentially the same as the existing Nook Tablet, except the capacity has been scaled down to 8 GB. The current tablet offers 16 GB of storage space and is priced at $250.

Of course, everyone knows that Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet is just $200, so if you're going to buy an entry-level Android tablet, you're gonna go with Amazon's choice.

However, the new Nook Tablet makes for a tougher competition between the two tablets. Of course, the Kindle Fire has so much momentum right now, it will be hard for anyone to catch up.

As for technical specs, the Nook Tablet offers a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and a microSD card slot for additional storage. It promises nearly 12 hours of reading time, which puts it on par with the Kindle Fire.

Right now the answer to Amazon's tablet has pretty much been that the Kindle Fire is a good base-level, inexpensive way to get into the tablet world, but if you want something with more power, the other manufacturers want you to head to their side.

For Barnes & Noble as well as Amazon, entering the tablet market is a new step. Both retailers previously offered dedicated e-reader devices, but that niche will always remain nothing more than a niche. The tablet industry is where there is much more money to be made

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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