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This article was published on November 3, 2011

Barnes and Noble launches another tablet, aimed directly at the Kindle Fire

Barnes and Noble launches another tablet, aimed directly at the Kindle Fire
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A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

It looks like the race for media-driven tablets is going to keep getting tighter. Engadget is reporting that Barnes and Noble is adding to its Nook line with another full-fledged tablet. But wait, doesn’t B&N already have one of those in the Nook Color?

Well, yes. But this one is reported to be…better. The new tablet is said to be a 7-inch IPS, boasting 16 gigs of internal memory and a 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor with 1 GB of RAM. The tablet is aimed to compete directly with the Kindle Fire and is being priced at $249. Why the extra fifty bucks over the Fire? The additional storage space is our best guess, but that means that B&N plans to go the download route, versus the Fire’s direction of being more cloud-based.

Documentation for the forthcoming tablet touts its ability to have HD “Movies, TV Shows & Music”, via Netflix, Hulu and the other usual suspects. We’ll have to wait and see exactly how the tablet pans out, but things in the more-than-affordable super-reader space certainly are getting interesting.

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