Sunday, November 13, 2011
Yeah! Technology blog Engadget's editor Tim Stevens said "the Nook Tablet seems to be nicer hardware than the Fire." Still, no one was saying the Nook Tablet was a Fire-killer. Instead, it's a device that gives Barnes & Noble customers who prefer the Nook to stay put.
There are many reasons why the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color is becoming increasingly popular these days. If you're looking for an e-reader, and trying to figure out which one to get, you may be thinking about the difference between the Kindle and the NOOK Color.
Barnes & Noble Inc introduced a new 'Nook' to compete against Amazon.com Inc's Kindle Fire, entering the lower-end tablet war with a device that has more memory and speed but also costs $50 more.
Barnes & Noble will charge $249 for the Nook tablet, which has 16 gigabytes of storage compared with the 8 gigabytes of storage offered by Amazon's recently introduced Kindle Fire tablet.
The Nook tablet has a 7-inch screen, weighs less than one pound, offers nine hours of video viewing and works with Netflix Inc video libraries and the Hulu Plus streaming service. The new Nook also has a 1GHz dual-core processor and one gigabyte of RAM. The Nook Tablet offers 11.5 hours of reading time, nine hours of video. The Nook Tablet accesses Nook Apps and will offer "thousands" of apps from third-party developers. Nook Tablet users can access more than 2.5 million Barnes & Noble e-books and other publications.
The Nook Tablet comes with Netflix and Hulu Plus preloaded with free trials. Device will also offer the Flixster with UltraViolet service. The Nook Tablet will store users' music and has music services including Pandora and Rhapsody preloaded with free 14-day trials.