Barnes & Noble Launches Nook Tablet Just in Time for Holiday Gifting

Taking a serious shot Kindle Fire and other tablets out there, Barnes and Noble launches a new Nook Color Tablet based on the Android 2.3 platform with special digital edition of magazines, streaming videos, special Barnes & Noble apps — meaning no Android Market but their own selection. It also has built-in recording to be able to give parents the opportunity (or anyone else) the ability to “read a book” to their kid.

There is an additional navigation bar to give you shortcuts to your special apps. Shop has been redesigned so that you can access categories faster including books, apps, movies and music. You can find things faster. The navigation is faster and the device has lots of features that make it a better value at $249.00. The brand has dropped the price of Nook Color (original) to $199.00 (after I already spent my $249-sigh!)

Barnes and Noble’s fastest, lightest tablet with significant inroads into HD entertainment
•HD movies, TV shows, music, apps and games—Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora® internet radio, Chess, Crossword, Sudoku, Media Gallery, NOOK Friends™, Email .
•Dual core processor & 1 GB of RAM– making it super-fast
•World’s most advanced VividView™ 7″ Touchscreen
•Over 2.5 million books, magazines, comics & kids’ books
•Thousands of apps like Angry Birds and Epicurious
•16 GB of memory, extra-long battery life—yet ultra-light and thin – upgradable to 32GB
•Plus free Nook Cloud™ storage keeps everything safe & secure
•Enhanced Web browsing with video via Adobe® Flash® Player3
•Special Digital versions of books and magazines that allow you to interact and engage with the content!
•Check & send email all from one inbox (i.e., POP and IMAP webmail, including Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and others)
•Parental controls to easily disable the Web browser
• free NOOK support in-store

For those who have a Nook or Nook Color, there has been a rejig in the price. For those who don’t want a tablet but an easy reading device in the same framework as a Kindle, don’t do anything other than buy the Nook or Nook Color. The device is extremely functional, fun, and useful. Specifically if you are on Nook Color and love things the way they currently are set-up, you can leave it just that way. HOWEVER– there are some good reasons to download the upgrade when it’s released because you can select the aspect that you want to use – like the special digital magazines. Obviously those with the current version of Nook Color aren’t going to have the dual core processor or the 16 GB of memory (I already upgraded mine by adding in a sim card) or the special touchscreen with the new technology. The update for the original Nook Color will be sometime in December.

If you are a die-hard technophile, then you might want that newer version and you could back up your content and buy a new Nook Tablet ( projected shipping date is 11/18) when it comes out and then sell your other Nook Color or give it as a great gift to someone else . (That’s my thought– giving it as a gift to someone)

You can find all the details on or visit the Barnes and Noble store near. you.

I did reach out to Barnes and Noble for more information and I got a press release.
I got no compensation or swag for writing this story. This particularly affects me because I have a Nook Color but I think that with the way I love my Nook Color that anyone seeking to have a sleek, slim, fast device that integrates the web, reading and movies along with other apps so easy, it’s silly not to invest in this one. It’s so affordable.

Stevie Wilson,

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