Barnes & Noble debuts Kindle Fire competitor

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have taken the wraps off a brand new 7 Nook tablet, priced to rival Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire.

| Updated on: Feb 23 2012, 17:20 IST

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have taken the wraps off a brand new 7" Nook tablet, priced to rival Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire.

The new tablet is essentially identical to the $249 device Barnes & Noble (B&N) tablet released in November last year, but features half as much on-board storage and RAM, plus a lower price.

The new version of the Nook matches the Kindle Fire's 8GB storage capacity and 512MB of RAM and is $300 cheaper than the least expensive iPad.

It retains the same form factor and specs including a 7' Vivid View IPS color touchsensitive display (with a resolution of 1024 x 600), a 1GHz dual-core processor, a microSD memory expansion slot, WiFi and around 11.5 hours of battery life in reading mode.

B&N revealed that it had also reduced the price of its Nook Color tablet from $199 to $169.

The 8GB Nook tablet is available online now. It will arrive in physical stores in the coming weeks.

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First Published Date: 23 Feb, 12:30 IST
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