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Feb 20, 2012

New 8GB Nook Tablet Launching February 22nd?

According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it's planning to match, or undercut, the Kindle Fire.

The news comes from a leaked Walmart document. From The Verge:
"All we know for sure is that Walmart plans to launch this new device at 12:01AM on Wednesday, February the 22nd, and deliveries of the 8GB Tablet should be arriving in stores already."
Currently the 16GB Nook Tablet retails at $249, which is $50 more than the Kindle Fire. If a drop in capacity means that Barnes & Noble can match—or,even better, undercut—the Fire on price, it can expect to sell a whole heap more.

6 comments:

crowbloke said...

seriously want one of these.

Crack You Whip said...

I ended up buying an IPAD over the Kindle Fire for various reasons, but I am sure this new product will draw an even larger piece of the market away due to the pricing.

YeamieWaffles said...

Despite the reduction in capacity I still find this very interesting, I'd like to own one.

R said...

Looks nice!

G said...

nice...who needs more storage than 8GB!

Zyu said...

Nah, still don't see a point of a tablet.