The Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble features a low-glare ("fully laminated") 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display from LG, 16GB of internal storage, and 1GB of RAM. Its primary competition is Amazon's Kindle Fire, which costs $50 less.
Nov. 17, 2011
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What You Need To Know
- It uses an Android-based custom OS from Barnes & Noble
- Battery increased to up to 9 hours of video playback
- Netflix and Hulu Plus apps are preinstalled
- Gets free Wi-Fi in Barnes and Noble stores
- Released alongside B&N's Nook Comics store, which brings color comic books to the device
- Nook Support offers free in-store support for the device
- Has a built-in microphone to be used to record a parent reading aloud a children's book
Exactly one year ago, Barnes & Noble made an interesting move, one no other company in the tech industry had yet been bold enough to make: it released the Nook Color for just $249.99. The 7-inch Color was positioned as an alternative to E Ink e-readers; it was a bit more expensive than the traditional Nook, but you could reach out and touch the screen, enjoy rich color publications and books, and surf the web in the Android-based browser. It was a fairly big hit, but even more interesting was...
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