New Nook tablet to take on Kindle Fire inbound

By Posted 5 Nov 2011, 10:08

We have reported recently that Barnes & Noble had a new Nook Color in the works with an imminent launch in mind. The company is holding a special press event in a couple of days , and now it looks like a new Nook tablet to take on the Kindle Fire is inbound following leaks of a the device.

The guys over at Engadget have got hold of some documents that show a Nook Tablet will be unveiled on Monday 7th of November. It will be a 7-inch touchscreen device that will retail for $249 and beats the Kindle Fire with 16GB on on-board memory.

It is believed the new tablet will go on sale from the 16th of November with the $249 price being $50 more than Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The new device is supposed to look similar to the Nook Color, and with a VividView IPS color touch panel with a 1024 x 600 screen resolution.

Powering the new tablet will be a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor with 1GB of RAM, and internal memory can be boosted thanks to the micro SD port. The new Nook is claimed to be 0.48 inches thick and weighing 14.1 ounces. If you have the Wi-Fi switched off battery life is claimed to be eight hours, but if you are watching videos this drops by half.

It is not known what version of Android the tablet will come running, and although the device is $50 more expensive than the Kindle Fire you get more RAM and internal storage with the option of increasing it further.

Do you think the Nook Tablet will be worth a look?