The Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire are pretty similar specs-wise, but the Barnes & Noble 7-inch tablet has 16GB of internal storage, double the amount of the Fire. This was good news for users wanting to sideload Android apps to their heart's content, but PC Magazine's Sascha Segan has discovered that you can only use 1GB of internal storage for non-Barnes & Noble content, putting a damper on the situation. We've confirmed this on our review unit, but note that the Nook Tablet's microSD storage is not subject to the limitation.

Engadget has reached out to Barnes & Noble, who verified the restriction, but added that that future multimedia downloads from third-party vendors will "utilize the space currently devoted to B&N content only."