Barnes & Noble introduced earlier their latest device from the Nook series, the 7-inch Nook Tablet with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the best in HD entertainment. Basically is the same Nook Color with some new features.
The manufacturer focused more on the content of the tablet instead of its hardware specs, bringing more contet popular movies, TV shows and music from top services including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora; plus thousands of high-quality Apps, web browsing and e-mail. The new slate also comes the largest digital catalog: books, newspapers, interactive magazines and children’s picture books including NOOK Comics.
“In NOOK Tablet, we’ve created the best wireless media tablet in the portable 7-inch class. NOOK Tablet’s VividView display has been designed to be the world’s finest screen for readability and viewing content. We’ve utilized that breakthrough display technology to bring consumers the largest digital catalog of color and interactive books, magazines, children’s books and high-quality apps through our NOOK Store. Additionally, we’ve seamlessly integrated today’s top entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora in a product that’s powerful, easy-to-use, under a pound, and a tremendous value at only $249,” said William Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble
Nook Tablet sports a Vivid View 7″ IPS HD display (from LG Electronics), powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, capable of 1080p HD video playback, 16GB on-board memory storage and an 11.5 hour battery life (9 hours of video playback). In other features Nook has support for WiFi and microSD card slot up to 32GB.
In terms of availability pre-orders start today while the tablet will be in stores in late next week for a price tag of $249, while the Nook Color price dropped to $199. 99.
| Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK Tablet™, Its Fastest, Lightest Tablet with the Best in HD Entertainment
|New York, New York – November 7, 2011 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today expanded its portfolio of bestselling NOOK® devices with the introduction of NOOK Tablet, the company’s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more through the top entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and e-mail. NOOK Tablet features Barnes & Noble’s award-winning color reading experience, with access to the world’s largest digital bookstore via Wi-Fi®. Now available for pre-order at www.nook.com and at Barnes & Noble stores for just $249, NOOK Tablet will be in stores and in homes on or about November 17. Find NOOK Tablet in the newly announced NOOK Digital Shops™, which feature the full portfolio of NOOK digital devices and FREE NOOK Reading Apps™ at neighborhood Barnes & Noble stores.
Barnes & Noble also announced enhancements and incredibly new low prices for NOOK Color, the first-ever Reader’s Tablet™, and NOOK Simple Touch, the first breakthrough touch E Ink® device. The critically acclaimed NOOK Color wi