Barnes & Noble released feature packed version of their Nook tablet this Monday. This brings them back into the competition with Amazon’s Kindle tablet. Nook have to beat not only Kindle Fire but other e-readers also like iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tabs.
Internally, Nook sports Android 2.3 and will be available for $249 from the end of next week. However, latest update says that device’s price will be reduced from $249 to $199 starting today. The Nook Simple Touch’s price will be reduced from $139 to $99.
Apart from just being an e-reader, the Nook tablet comes with Netflix and Hulu plus apps. Speaking of apps, Nook dont let you freely access Android market but only few Nook optimized apps. “Nook Newstand” allows you to subscribe to periodic newsletters etc.
Specifications have a standard 7 inch screen, web browser, access to emails and good support to media files such as songs and HD videos. Wi-fi is the only thing you can look at for internet access. You get 16GB of internal memory which can be further combined with 32 GB of SD card.
Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch says HD movies looks better and content renders nicely on Nook than Kindle Fire. We would say judge for yourself.