February 21, 2012
Barnes & Noble releases cheaper tablet to compete with Kindle Fire
Of course, of course. From the Washington Post:
Barnes & Noble has just announced an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet, pricing it in direct competition with the Kindle Fire at $199. The Nook Color has also been reduced in price, down to $169. The new Nook Tablet is the same Android slate as the $249 offering that's been available since November, only with its onboard storage halved to 8GB. Today's price alterations leave B&N with a portfolio starting at $99 with the Nook Simple Touch, then stepping up to $169 with the Nook Color, $199 with the Nook Tablet 8GB model, and finally $249 with the 16GB Tablet.
Barnes & Noble launched the Nook Tablet late last year with 16GB of memory and a $249 price tag. The device has its advantages over the Kindle Fire — a better screen for reading, for example — but hasn’t taken off in the same way, likely because of its higher price point.
The new model of the Nook goes on sale on Barnes and Noble’s Web site today.
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