Sunday December 17 , 2017

The Exciting new Nook Devices... Isn't?

A leaked memo from Walmart obtained by "The Verge" says the new device hinted to by B&N earlier is simple just a Nook Tablet with less memory! The device will apparently be arriving in stores and available for purchase the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 22.

As it turns out, the current Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire are already nearly identical. Both are Android tablets with 7-inch, 1024-by-600 screens, 1GHz dual-core processors, access to Wi-Fi, more than eight hours of battery life, built-in microphones, etc. The kicker is that today the Nook Tablet comes with double the storage (16 GB vs. 8 GB) AND costs $50 more!

We can only assume the new less-memory option will allow Barnes & Noble to compete with the Kindle Fire not just on specs, but also on price.

This makes more sense than a whole new device - and more in line with my earlier blog guess where I said, "I suspect the nook Color will be dropped at this time and the nook Tablet price will go to the nook Color price - it's too high with the Kindle Fire price point."

Next, I predict the Nook Color will go to $169 or they will stop making it. Too many products just confuses people. I think this summer we'll have the nook Tablet (2 prices) and the nook Touch - that's it!


+1 #4 Brenda Langer 2012-11-12 09:39
The cool thing about amazon is their AppStore and the really cool thing about their AppStore is as long as its android it works. I have loaded it on a pan digital and on a Samsung.

For me the best bang for the buck is the Nook HD. I don't like people telling me to spend 300 dollars more for 64gb of ram when I can get a 32gb of ram for 15 bucks.

I don't need a dual camera that's what my phone is for, you know the thing you're supposed to talk on?

So I can't wait for Christmas because my hubby is buying me the Nook!!!
0 #3 RyanKerr 2012-04-20 13:55
I live in Canada, I own a Nook color. I love it, I use to buy paper books at least 2 times a month. Now I just use my nook, the only thing I don't like is that you can't download form Barnes and Noble in Canada, wtf?
+2 #2 StevenS 2012-03-02 09:38
I imagine the only reason they haven't already dropped the Nook Color is that they have to get rid of remaining stock. But yes, most likely there'll be another price drop on them to give people a reason to buy those remaining units.
0 #1 Marek 2012-02-21 10:32
come one not just double the ram. What about SD card slot? Pretty important if you asked me.

B&N can't compete with amazon because amazon sells those at around price of what it takes to make, but they get $80 from prime memberships (to watch videos). B&N doesn't have that, all they can get is netflix and hulu plus affiliate cuts, which fire also gets. I really like B&N devices themselves but everything else about B&N leaves a lot to be desired.

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