Barnes & Noble has unveiled it’s newest gadget – the Nook Tablet. Just in time for the holiday season, the cost is $249. It rivals Amazon’s Kindle and the iPad with features such as apps and movie streaming. Obviously it is more than just an e-book reader!
With more memory and a longer battery life than the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, the Nook Tablet has a 7-inch color touchscreen and comes preloaded with apps from Netflix and Hulu. It weighs less than a pound, has a battery that allows 9 hours of video watching with 16 gigabytes of memory.
Here are the specs for the new Nook Tablet:
8.1” x 5” x 0.48”
battery for 11.5 hours reading
battery for 9 hours video
16 GB storage
It’s biggest rival is the Amazon Kindle Fire:
7.5” x 4.7” x 0.45”
battery for 8 hours reading
battery for 7.5 hours video
8 GB storage
Neither the Kindle Fire nor the Nook Tablet have cameras like the iPad 2. And while writing this post I received an e-mail from Barnes & Noble about the Nook Tablet. Here’s what their ad says:
Our fastest, lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment
- HD movies, TV shows and music from the top names—Netflix, Hulu Plus™, Pandora® & more
- World’s most advanced VividView™ 7″ Touchscreen
- Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids’ books
- Lightning fast Email, Web & smooth streaming video
- Thousands of must-have apps like Angry Birds and Epicurious
- 16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life—yet ultra-light and thin
- Always free NOOK support in-store
I don’t own an e-reader and would love to hear your opinions on any of them.