Nook Tablet is a tablet computer sold by Barnes & Noble. It was announced on November 7, 2011, and became available on November 17 for US$249. The device is meant to replace the Nook Color. The Nook Tablet will compete with similar devices such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire, released on November 15.
The Nook Tablet Android has a 7 inches (18 cm) screen, 16 gigabytes of internal storage, a microSDHC slot compatible with cards up to 32 GB in size, 1 GB of RAM, and a 1 GHz dual-core processor.
The Nook Tablet improves on the Nook Color mainly by beefing up the processor and the memory and extending the battery life to 11.5 hours of reading, or 9 hours of video. The Tablet also has improved software, but the Color will be getting the same software through a downloadable update.
The Nook Tablet is debuting with Netflix and Hulu applications. Coupled with the nice, sharp screen, that makes for a good device for that TV and movie fix —as long as you’re connected to Wi-Fi. The apps actually highlight one of the shortcomings of the Tablet: there’s no way (short of hacking the software) to use it for offline viewing of movies you buy or rent.
Barnes & Noble promises to provide access to some sort of movie store next year. Amazon, meanwhile, launched the Kindle Fire with access not just to Netflix and Hulu, but to its own store with downloadable video, plus free streaming content for Amazon Prime subscribers.
Carry over from the Nook Color “Designed by Yves Behar from fuseproject, Nook Tablet android is elegantly simple in classic graphite features an angled lower corner that evokes a turned page, along with a beaded border and a soft-touch back that makes holding NOOK Tablet comfortable.
Supported File Types:
Apart from the ones mentioned above, the Kindle Fire has these features over the Nook Tablet: