androidcentral: “Leaked: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet release date, pricing and full specs!”
Thanks to M. Francis in the Amazon Kindle community for the heads-up on this
They claim to have seen a presentation for Monday’s Barnes & Noble presser (press event).
They say it will be a $249 tablet (fifty dollars more than the Kindle Fire).
I’m going to direct you to the article for some interesting tech details (if accurate). I do want to comment on one thing…one slide mentions it having Netflix, Hulu+ and Pandora…which is exactly what I speculated in this
I don’t know whether it’s more likely to be accurate because of that…or not.
Update: thanks to Jo MW in the Amazon Kindle community for a link to another leak article…looks like B&N may be trying to stir up some weekend buzz…or somebody’s just having fun.
Hmm…there’s a slide show there…definitely worth going through. If it’s accurate, the NOOK Touch is going to be $99 (same as the ad-supported Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi only…and a $40 drop) and the NOOKColor will go to $199 (a fifty dollar drop), same as the Kindle Fire.
Will this work?
The question is, will people pay $50 more for the rumored NOOK Tablet than for the Kindle? They are trying to appeal to people by saying you aren’t tied into the Amazon ecosystem, that you don’t have privacy concerns with their browser…and it does have twice the RAM, twice the onboard memory, and a memory expansion slot.
Again, this is all rumors at this point, but if true…yes, I think there is some market share out there for this…I’m not sure why the NOOKColor stays viable in this race, though.
Feel free to let me know what you think, even though it is just speculation at this point…we’ll know Monday.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.