Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet Leaked Ahead of Launch

Ryan Whitwam

According to Engadget, Barnes and Noble will indeed be announcing a Nook Color successor at its event on November 16th. The leaked documents obtained by Engadget refer to the device as the Nook Tablet , but that could be a placeholder. The specs of the Nook Tablet are strikingly similar to those of the soon to be released Kindle Fire, but just a bit better in some ways. The new Tablet is expected to look very similar to the original Nook Color, and is expected to sell for $250 at launch.

The new device will have a 7-inch IPS LCD at 1024x600, just like the Fire. There will be a dual-core OMAP4 processor inside, which is also what we will see in the Fire. Things diverge a bit from there. The Nook will pack 16GB of storage on board; twice as much as Amazon put in the Fire. There is also 1GB of RAM in the Nook. The fire has just 512MB.

Barnes and Noble hopes that these difference will persuade consumers to pass on the Fire, and spend a bit more for the Nook Tablet. While the Fire will leverage the Amazon cloud, the Nook will offer more storage and support for a variety of file formats including ePUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, Flash, JPG, MP3, MP4 and AAC. Do you think the Nook tablet has a shot?

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