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New Nook Tablet gets leaked

Phil Nickinson over at Android Central got his hands on some pre-release info about Barnes and Noble's next great iPad competitor, the Nook Tablet.

Let's start with the obvious: Even in a photocopied black-and-white image, it looks like the Nook Color, no? And it retains many of the same features. Same retangular design, same rounded corners, same hook in the lower left. The display is unchanged as well -- a 7-inch VividView IPS display at 1024x600 resolution and 169 pixels per inch. But inside. Man, this thing's been beefed up.

He's talking 1.2GHz TI OMAP, 16GB of storage, 4hrs. of video playback, 802.11 b/g/n, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and while there's no mention of Android, much like the soon-to-be-released -- and no doubt aimed-squarely-at -- Amazon Kindle Fire doesn't do much to point out the little robot behind the curtains either. And while they don't have Amazon's online muscle, BN does have retail stores to show off their wares.

Hits November 16 for $249. Anyone getting that instead of a Kindle Fire? Instead of an iPad?

Source: Android Central

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28 Comments
  • I will be buying!! Not as an ipad competitor but as a great device for my wife while she is out on maternity leave in January, February and March.
    I'll keep my Ispd until I can trade for an ASUS Transformer Prime (I just really like honeycomb, even it still needs a little polish)
  • Americaaaaa F Yeaaaaaa !!!
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  • Hulu or Hulu Plus? Because honestly, I would buy one if it had regular Hulu on it.
  • Hulu or Hulu Plus? Because honestly, I would buy one if it had regular Hulu on it.
  • Hulu or Hulu Plus? Because honestly, I would buy one if it had regular Hulu on it.
  • Hulu or Hulu Plus? Because honestly, I would buy one if it had regular Hulu on it.
  • Hulu or Hulu Plus? Because honestly, I would buy one if it had regular Hulu on it.
  • Hulu or Hulu Plus? Because honestly, I would buy one if it had regular Hulu on it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'm upgrading from my Nook Color. Hulu Plus AND Netflix...yup that will do it.
  • I'll also buy it because i want to see the difference between the new brand and the new features it is going to provide us. Then only i will say whether it is a good latest device or not...
  • Now its between the Kindle Fire and Nook. Currently own 2nd gen Kindle
    Luv it! Had my mind set on Fire now i'm really betwixt and between!
  • I see it like this for say a family with 2 kids.. or even say 1 kid.. Buy 2 kindle fires for less than a single iPad2? No arguments / stress over who gets to use the tablet, plenty of content through Amazon, etc... No Brainer.. Then look at it from the angle of just books.. More Amazon Kindle book sales because even if you have an ipad, you will want to be able to share that content with the rest of the fam on their kindles ;) .. The FIRE is going to be a HUGE Win for Amazon and Android.. as a developer I make an app for android, it also works on the fire ;) - WIN / WIN
  • If it is $249, it's dead in the water. B&N must match the Kindle Fire price point. ($199)
  • I'd pay $50 more for double ram, double storage, and availability of and sd card. If you judge everything by price only, you will always buy crap.
  • You will pay that extra $50, but the general public doesn't understand that difference. Joe Random sees them as the same device, but one is $50 more.
  • If everyone would actually do some research for Content the current Nook Color has more content than the Fire already.... just in the frontline content of books. Amazon has about a million different titles and BN has almost 2.5 million... Now with Netflix and Hulu... it's a Firefighter!
  • I have had my Nook for over a year now. It continually CRASHES. It seems like all of the issues started around one of their updates (the Nook worked perfectly for the first couple of months). Tech support has been useless; and they almost seemed gleeful when they told me I had just missed the warranty window and could not return the Nook.
    Would recommend if you are considering buying a Nook, you first search Nook crashes - they are having a lot of problems. IMO terrible quality, they deserve to go broke. What B&N needs to consider is if they expect most of their customers to buy eBooks in the future instead of a physical books (I only bought one physical book in the last year) they need to produce an eReader that actually works. It is not that difficult to abandon them and move to another platform. Then they loose all the ebook sale revenue.
    I bought almost a 100 Nookbooks in the last year. Last night trying to read Jobs autobio, the Nook must have crashed every 10 minutes. After literally enduring 10-15 crashes, I gave up and went to sleep. Will save up for an iPad and buy my books from Apple instead. Can't wait to see if the Nook will blend.
  • You can read all of your nook books on the ipad without the crashes.
    I had the same problem and since switching to ipad reading ebooks is not a frustrating experience.
  • Depends what youre looking for. The nook is great if youre looking for qualities like being able to add an sd card.i have the nook mainly bc it was a gift and one thing that bugs me is the main home screen how if theres to many items on the main screens when ur trying to flick from one main screen to another it ends up moving the apps instead which really bothers me does anyone know if u can lock the apps from being moved? In comparison with apples products their way of moving around apps is quite clever. Also notifications on the nook pop up on the bottom left of the screen in which depending on personal preference could be a good or bad thing. I personally prefer pop up notifications ...then again i barely am a techieso im still trying to figure out all i can abt nook although it already froze on me twice and i just got it a week or so ago grr. I did c while looking up stuff to download there is over 2million items available to download but hence its pricy. I have more books on my kindle e reader in which i cannot add to my nook bc i have not turned it to android gingerbread or whatever cuz im not too familiar with all that ive noticed the books on kinlde ar cheaper than on bn... thaats all
    Illwrite hope it helps anyone whose curious