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Monday December 22, 2014

B&N to Announce New Nook Tablet this Monday?

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Barnes & Noble will be holding an event in NY on Monday, November 7, to make a special announcement that might just turn out to be the launch of a direct competing product to the Amazon’s Kindle Fire. According to Engadget, the blog got its hands on the specs for a new Nook Tablet that will be nearly a carbon copy of the Nook Color that have already been on the market. The 7-inch VividView IPS color touch panel will feature a 1024 x 600 screen resolution with 8 hours of battery life.

As indicated by Engadget, B&N even says that it offers “everything the Nook Color [does] + the best in HD entertainment.” It has been confirmed that the new Nook will ship for $249 — $50 more than the Amazon Kindle Fire. What does the company think its product has over the Kindle Fire? Twice the RAM and twice the storage compared to its closest rival, while also being lighter and having access to over two million books, magazines and newspapers, Engadget notes.

Pre-orders will begin on November 7th and in-store demonstrations will be held on Nov. 15th.

Engadget