Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet shipping starts, 2 days ahead of schedule; being compared with Amazon Kindle Fire

By on Nov 16, 2011 in Tablet, Technology, United States Comments

Barnes & Noble have started shipping its latest device, the Nook Tablet, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, apparently two days ahead of previously announced schedule.



Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
Image Credit: BarnesAndNoble.com

As noted at various technology sites that day, the Wi-Fi connectivity Nook Tablet they pre-ordered has arrived although the date of arrival should be on Thursday, November 17, 2011, and is now being compared with Amazon Kindle Fire.

According to reports, the B&N Nook Tablet was packed in a light, thin box and has the same dimensions with its earlier e-book reader, the Nook Color, which now sells for $199 or with a $50 price cut.

Both measures 8.1″ x 5.0″ and 0.48 inches thick, but the Nook Tablet has an aluminum shell and an almost-invisible microphone. Below is the comparison table of the three devices.

The Nook Tablet, which costs $249, weighs 14.1 ounces and has a dual-core 1-GHz TI OMAP4 processor with 16 GB of built-in storage memory but an additional of 32GB is possible via the SD slot.

It has a 7-inch touchscreen display, with a high-resolution display of 1024 X 600, 169 pixels per inch (PPI), with the battery said to last up to 11.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video without recharging.

Based on its specs page at Barnes & Noble‘s official website, more than 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids’ books are available, and thousands of apps and games including Angry Birds.

Apparently, the Nook Tablet is being noted to be a close competitor of Amazon Kindle Fire, in which shipping started last Monday, November 14 and also ahead of its previously announced schedule.

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Comparison Table of Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook Color and Nook Tablet
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Image Credit: PCMag.com


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