Barnes & Noble launching Nook Tablet in November for $250

Nook-tablet-scoopOh, look! It's a new Nook from our Android- and book-loving friends over at Barnes & Noble. We've recognized the Nook Color's potential as a great Android tablet before, and obviously so did the high-level executives over at B&N.

Engadget brings us some new information about the Nook Tablet, the successor to the Nook Color, which was originally intended to be a simple e-reader. Since it so obviously wasn't, B&N is upgrading the internals of the old device to bring it up-to-date with some of the competition. 

It's going to have a 7-inch VividView IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600. To drive that display, the Tablet will have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, expansion by way of microSD, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity. 

Barnes and Noble states that it offers "everything the Nook Color [does] + the best in HD entertainment." 

The Nook Tablet will be competing directly with the cheaper Amazon Kindle Fire, which is only $199. However, with the $50 extra B&N is asking for the Nook, you'll get twice the RAM and storage than the Fire, as well as offering the entire library of books that you've been accustomed to with your current Nook.

It'll be up for preorder on November 7th for $250.

[Engadget]
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